The Gite Gallery, owned and operated by Lloyd Gite, hosted its monthly First Friday Happy Hour welcoming a packed house of participants who took in the ambiance of fine art, spoken word, music, along with free food and champagne. Participants were able to network with Houston’s top professionals while enjoying the collection of original fine art by African and Cuban artists. Vendors were also on hand, giving participants the opportunity to support local merchant artists. A partial list of individuals present includes Fred Goodall, DeShonda Hamilton, Sade Hill, Lucero Ramirez, Rain, Asia Russell, Ebony Rose, Lena Jones, Victor Ross, John Nicklos, Tonya Peavy, Beverly Harris, Chrystal Beasley, and more.