April 12, 2019
5-8 pm

To see images of our most recent StudioPendous Event, click HERE.


Hixson United Methodist Church

5301 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343


This annual occasion is held in the spring and is our signature school event. It features a Children’s Art Gallery Showing of pieces to be highlighted that the children have personally selected from their individual portfolios. A Live Auction generates much excitement as the children's group-created pieces go up for bid. 

The public is invited to come enjoy the art and place outrageously high bids! 

You are invited to our 12th annual StudioPendous, a children's gallery showing and auction.The event will be held at Hixson United Methodist Church (click on the map link in the sidebar for directions) on Friday, April 12, 5:00pm. The event is open to the public! Come fellowship with us, browse through the children's amazing artwork and place bids on our silent and live auction items. 

Over the last eleven years, funds raised at StudioPendous have been used in part to build our beautiful, award-winning Playscape, as well as make technology upgrades and furnish and staff our Atelier. 

HPUMP as we know it would not be possible without your support. Thank you!



Number ONE - To celebrate the creativity, innovation, and ingenuity of your children! The many examples of their work all around the gallery are windows into their minds and make their thinking visible to all. They are speaking through the languages of materials. Really see! Really listen! You will be astounded at what you learn!


Number TWO -  To pay it forward! Our past StudioPendous auctions have supported the transformation of our classrooms into inviting, inspirational learning spaces, rich with unique materials that engage inquiry and discovery. We renovated our building and added two new outdoor ‘classrooms’ - the Container Gardens and The Wetlands. Our award-winning Playscape exists because of the generosity of families that have preceded you.


Number THREE - To continue the legacy! As we've been in operation for over 50 years, we look forward to offering even more Extraordinary Experiences Every Day! We are confident that this goal will be met and exceeded with your help and that our community will continue to be enriched because of the exceptional early educational program you have made possible.