La Peña is hosting its annual fundraising event, Toma Mi Corazon, this Saturday, Feb. 12. For the nineteenth year, wooden hearts were handed out to artists and school children to decorate. Some of this year’s participants include Mariposas Spanish School for Kids, Wonders & Worries, and many other independent artists, both amateur and professional.
The hearts will be put up for sale in a silent auction at the La Peña art gallery located at 227 Congress Avenue. There will be a preview party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the silent auction will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music will be provided by Sister Sister Trio.
La Peña is an interdisciplinary cultural and educational organization dedicated to the enhancement of art in all its forms. La Peña’s mission is to support artistic development, to provide exposure to emerging local visual artists, musicians, poets and other performing artists, and to offer Austin residents the full spectrum of traditional and contemporary Latino art.