Art❤️Strings is a fundraising project to support Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. Hurricane Harvey left many damaged violins in its wake prompting the painting, carving and embellishing of violins and auctioning them to benefit the orchestra. The series has reached five as it has gained momentum.

The violin currently being shown and up for auction has a TEXAS theme with the capitol building, bluebonnets, other symbols and the autographs of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dennis Bonnen, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and State Senator Joan Huffman.

Artist Cynthia Kethley has treated this “survivor” violin with bluebonnets, THE State Capitol, the Lone Star flag and other precious symbols.

To place an online bid, please click the link below.


For questions or information regarding the Art Strings project, please contact project manager, Emma Jean Tanner at

Governor Greg Abbott (holding violin), Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (on the Governor’s right) and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dennis Bonnen, (on the Governor’s left).
Senator Joan Huffman
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton