Annual Dinner & Art Auction

MēXico - Lindo y Querido

February 24th, 2024 | Warehouse 215 | Phoenix, Arizona

Please join Xico’s Board of Directors, along with Premier sponsor Bank of America, for “MēXico – Lindo y Querido.”  Embrace the inspiration of the beloved Mariachi song as we celebrate Mexican art and culture and reflect on what Xico means to you. Interpret the theme by donning attire inspired by the rich tapestry of Mexican regions, from Oaxaca’s vibrant palettes to Jalisco’s elegance, Yucatán’s simplicity and beyond. Business attire is also welcome.

Immerse yourself in this unique experience with a signature dinner, art auction, and the prestigious Virginia E. Cárdenas Arts Advocate Award presentation. The 2024 award will honor Ruben E. Alvarez for his impactful contributions to Xico and the Phoenix arts community.

This evening unites artists, businesses, and enthusiasts, celebrating Mexico’s cultural diversity and supporting the flourishing of indigenous arts and cultures. 

We are currently sold out. Please contact us at events@xico.org or at 480-833-5875 to be placed on the waitlist, should any seats become available.

Unable to attend but still want to participate in the online auction?
Buy your Cultura pass today!

Elevate your brand’s impact and visibility by sponsoring “MēXico – Lindo y Querido,” hosted by the Xico Board of Directors. This celebration not only honors Mexico’s rich art and culture but also aligns with Xico’s mission to advance the quality, visibility, and appreciation of Latino and Indigenous culture through art.

As a valued sponsor, you will play a crucial role in supporting Xico’s mission and showcasing a commitment to cultural diversity. Enjoy prominent recognition in event promotions, reaching a diverse audience of artists, business leaders, and enthusiasts. Join forces with Bank of America, our Premier sponsor, and stand alongside the distinguished honoree, Ruben E. Alvarez, recipient of the Virginia E. Cárdenas Arts Advocate Award.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this meaningful celebration reflecting the vibrancy of Mexico and contributing to the advancement of Latino and Indigenous art. Contact us today to explore exclusive sponsorship opportunities at events@xico.org or call 480-833-5875.

Sponsorship Levels

 

All sponsorships receive recognition on multimedia, website, social media, and a gift centerpiece (for tables only). All Ads and logos must be submitted by January 26th, 2024.

CDMX – MÉXICO CITY | $25,000 

Supports Xico’s mission to enrich our community advancing artists, advancing culture, advancing community by providing a broad base of resources for our extensive programming and events. 

Includes: 

  • Giclee of the original artwork for the 2024 theme (exclusive) – by Frank Ybarra 
  • Hosted Art & Agave evening for 15(VIP artist talk and tequila tasting)
  • 16 admission tickets  
  • (2) tables of 8 with Prominent Placement and Guest Gifts 
  • (2) Centerpiece gifts 
  • 10 tickets for the VIP brunch on February 4th 
  • Logo on website for one year 
  • Logo recognition on all Digital Collateral 
  • Onstage opportunity  
  • Full page ad  
  • Printed Program Recognition  


GUANAJUATO |
$15,000 

Allows Xico to support a national/international printmaking exchange and exhibition. 

Includes: 

  • VIP Artist Talk @ Xico or location of your choice 
  • 16 admission tickets 
  • (2) tables of 8 with Prominent Placement and Guest Gifts 
  • (2) Centerpiece gifts 
  • 8 tickets for the VIP brunch on February 4th 
  • Logo on website for one year 
  • Logo recognition on All Digital Collateral 
  • Onstage opportunity  
  • Full page ad  
  • Printed Program Recognition  


JALISCO |
$10,000 

Allows Xico to support an artist-in-residence with in-house studio space or outreach for a semester at a designated Title 1 School. 

Includes: 

  • Logo featured on the Preview Party invitation 
  • Host recognition at VIP Preview Party Brunch & dinner collateral 
  • 8 admission tickets. 
  • (1) table of 8 with Prominent Placement and Guest Gifts 
  • 10 tickets for the VIP brunch on February 4th with reserved seating 
  • Centerpiece Gift  
  • Logo recognition on All Digital Collateral  
  • Half Page Ad 
  • Printed Program Recognition  
  • Hosted Recognition at VIP Preview on February 4th  


OAXACA |
$5,500 

Allows Xico to support a “Say Yes to the Press” creative expression workshop at an underserved school, or for veterans or seniors. 

  • 8 admission tickets. 
  • (1) table of 8 with Prominent Placement and Guest Gifts 
  • Centerpiece gift  
  • 4 tickets to the VIP brunch on February 4th  
  • Logo Recognition on All Digital Collateral  
  • Half Page Ad 
  • Printed Program Recognition

SONORA | $3,000 

Allows Xico to support one gallery exhibition and reception or a printmaking workshop for 4 artists. 

  • 8 admission tickets 
  • (1) Table of 8 
  • Centerpiece Gift 
  • 2 tickets to the VIP brunch on February 4th  
  • Logo Recognition on All Digital Collateral 
  • Printed Program Recognition  

Special Opportunities 

PRODUCTION SPONSOR | $8,000

Includes: 

  • In-video credits
  • 8 admission tickets 
  • (1) table of 8 with gifts 
  • 4 tickets to the VIP brunch on February 4th  
  • Logo Recognition on All Digital Collateral 
  • Printed Program Recognition

     

“GRITO” AFTERPARTY SPONSOR | $4,000 

Includes: 

  • Special digital signage at afterparty event(to be held immediately following the event)
  • Verbal recognition as afterparty sponsor from entertainment 
  • 4 admission tickets 
  • 2 tickets to the VIP brunch on February 4th  
  • Logo Recognition on All Digital Collateral 
  • Printed Program Recognition

     

RAFFLE SPONSOR | $2,750 

Includes: 

  • Signage featuring logo at raffle station 
  • 4 admission tickets 
  • 2 tickets to the VIP brunch on February 4th  
  • Logo Recognition on All Digital Collateral
  • Printed Program Recognition

ARTE Y CULTURA SPONSOR | $2,500 

Includes: 

  • Signage featuring logo in the live painter gallery at the event 
  • 4 admission tickets 
  • 2 tickets to the VIP brunch on February 4th  
  • Logo Recognition on All Digital Collateral 
  • Printed Program Recognition 

Individual Tickets

“XOLO”  | $300 

  • Individual dinner ticket 

CULTURA | $50 

  • Auction Access Pass
  • On-line access to silent auction artwork 

Advertising Opportunities

FULL PAGE COLOR AD  | $500 

8.5” X 11”  

(with 0.125 bleed)  

 

HALF PAGE COLOR AD  | $250 

HALF PAGE COLOR AD  

8.5” X 5.5”  

(with 0.125 bleed)  

Xico proudly announces Ruben E. Alvarez, co-founder of Molera Alvarez, LLC, as the esteemed recipient of the 2024 Virginia E. Cárdenas Arts Advocate Award. A dedicated champion of the arts, Ruben’s enduring support has significantly enriched the cultural landscape locally and nationally. His impactful contributions extend beyond Xico to encompass roles in influential organizations, including CALA Alliance and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

Ruben’s commitment to arts advocacy is complemented by his achievements in government relations. Recognized for his outstanding contributions, Ruben Alvarez stands as a deserving honoree, embodying the spirit of the award’s namesake, Virginia E. Cárdenas.

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2023 Xico Arts Advocate Award - Paul & Flo Eckstein

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Virginia E. Cárdenas Arts Advocate Award

PAST AWARDEES

2023
Paul & Flo Eckstein

2022
Paul Luna & Gema Duarte Luna

2021
**

2020
The Hon. Janet Napolitano

2019
Arizona School for the Arts

2018
Amada Cruz, Director
Phoenix Art Museum

2017
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

2016
The Hon. Ed Pastor

2015
Martín Moreno,
Artist

2014
Benito Almanza,
President,
Bank of America AZ

** Because of COVID, the award was not presented in 2021. However, Xico gratefully recognized the following organizations for their support, which enabled Xico to weather the challenges of the COVID shutdown: AZ Commission on the Arts, AZ Humanities, Helios Education Foundation, City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, US Bank Foundation, and the Western States Art Federation.

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Colores de Xico

March 4th, 2023 | Warehouse 215 | Phoenix, Arizona

Thank you to all who attended!

Xico’s 35th Annual Dinner and Art Auction was a huge success, welcoming more than 550 people including Governor Katie Hobbs and many other dignitaries. More than 30 pieces of art were sold in the live auction, which raised funds for Xico’s programs and services.

Sponsors of 2023 Xico Annual Dinner & Art Auction