For 17 years, La Peña has invited everyone to Toma Mi Corazon (Take My Heart) as hundreds of wooden hearts given out and decorated by artists, children, and many others. Those hearts are then sold in a silent auction where the proceeds from the heart sales are used help support La Peña’s arts and educational programming. Toma Mi Corazón is not only people’s chance to help support La Peña but also own some unique, original artwork. Many hearts are currently on display at La Peña’s gallery and more will continue to come in as the auction approaches.
This year’s Toma Mi Corazon takes place on Saturday, February 7th . The annual silent art auction fundraiser is La Peña’s signature event that will be taking place at their gallery space at 227 Congress in Downtown Austin. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with a preview party featuring live music, food, and drinks followed by the silent auction at 6 p.m. Admission to the preview party is $10, which includes admission to the silent auction. Admission to the silent auction only is $5.
Here is a small sampling of the art being auctioned off: