Xico Hosts Stunning & Most Successful Art Auction to Date

Xico held its 36th Annual Dinner & Art Auction on February 24, 2024, at Warehouse215 in Downtown Phoenix. The generous purchase of art at the event each year has played a pivotal role in advancing Xico’s mission to promote and sustain Latino and Indigenous culture through art, as well as to serve and elevate Latino and Indigenous artists.

Premier Sponsor: Bank of America

Virginia E. Cárdenas Arts Advocate Award Recipient: Ruben Alvarez

Dollars Raised: $446,600

Notable Moments: The success of the night far surpassed Xico’s expectations, with over 550 attendees and an astounding fundraising achievement – marking the organization’s most successful event to date. Ruben E. Alvarez is the 2024 honoree of the prestigious Virginia E. Cárdenas Arts Advocate Award.  Ruben is a longtime and highly valued supporter of the local and national arts community. His contributions of time and money have gone a long way to building thriving arts appreciation and participation opportunities for everyone to enjoy. The night capped off with an incredible live-auction, featuring more than 50 works of art by Xico artists. 

Photos courtesy of Isaac Torres & Vince Dwyer

Milena & Tony Astorga
Paul & Flo Eckstein, 2023 Virginia E. Cárdenas Honorees 
Lisa Urias & David Colby
Bob Booker & Angelica Martinez
Michael Alarid & Michelle Guina Alarid
Laura Franco French & Caroline Lynch
Jane & Vince Roig, Mayor Kate Gallego & Paul J. Luna
Ana Tello, Jeremy Mikolajczak, Oscar De las salas & Gary Jackson 
Brandie & Dominic Orozco, Stephanie & Joel Navarro, Jerrica & Xavier Gutierrez, Lydia & Mik Love with Adaliz Gimenez & Desirae Outcalt
José A. Cárdenas

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