Christine Jelson West joined Houston First Corporation as their first Cultural Programs Manager in December of 2015. There she manages public art projects as well as programs free public events for Avenida Houston.  She previously served as the Executive Director of Lawndale Art Center.  During that time, Lawndale presented the popular annual events, Design Fair and Mid Century Modern Market. A vintage collector and enthusiast, she has a lifelong love for all things well designed, especially those from the last century.