We believe art deserves a seat at the table when considering the design of any environment or experience—it threads together people, places, and ideas in ways nothing else can. It illuminates the spaces around and within us.
Yet while art’s effect is intuitively welcomed, we’ve found its pursuit is often shied away from—whether for lack of familiarity, resources, or the simple confidence to navigate (or even step foot in) what, for many, can feel like foreign territory.
We want to open more doors to art. To make clear not just what art can do, but to surprise people with what an art consultancy can do—invite the curious-at-heart into one-of-a-kind experiences. With an approach that is accessible, analytical, and tailored to every client, our team is here to meet you where you are—wherever you are!—and help you use art to make the most of your space.
Ultimately, we hope to engage even more people in a process of art education, collection, and discovery that invites joyful participation—and kindles a personal passion for the arts that will thrive for years to come. Please feel welcome to reach out to us at any time.
Lea Weingarten began the Weingarten Art Group in 2006, after more than fifteen years’ experience of working with public and private art collections in achieving collecting goals. Lea has an extensive private clientele and travels nationally and internationally throughout the year to art fairs, galleries, and artist studios to provide the best and most knowledgeable access for her collectors.
Ms. Weingarten co-founded The Menil Collection’s popular Contemporaries and has served on numerous Menil Committees, including as Chair of the Menil Society. She has served on the boards of the Prints and Drawings Acquisitions Committee of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Glassell School Core Committee, and Civic Arts Committee for the Houston Arts Alliance. She has served multiple terms on the boards of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston and the Holocaust Museum Houston. Lea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Since joining Weingarten Art Group in 2015, Ady Avivi has served in the company’s endeavors with private, corporate, and public art projects. As Project Manager, she is responsible for managing client relationships, working closely with collectors on acquisitions and placements, with artists and galleries to advance projects, and with institutional clients on strategic planning, new initiatives, and organizing large-scale public art installations. A native Houstonian, Ady has a degree in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin and earned her master’s from the University of California, Riverside, with a focus on early 20th-century European avant-garde art.
Assistant Project Manager
Allison Jagers joined Weingarten Art Group in 2018 and works primarily on our private client projects. She connects with artists, galleries, and organizations, helping develop collections and spaces that are original and authentic, every time. Allison is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts Leadership at The University of Houston and holds a BFA and a BA from the University of North Texas. When not exploring exhibitions at local galleries, you can find Allison at home with her cat Cleo or grabbing an iced coffee somewhere in Montrose.