Mark your calendars for a delightful day of family-friendly fun for a cause. The Contemporary Austin has announced a magical new afternoon program heading to the glorious grounds of the Laguna Gloria. Taking place on Sunday, October 30, from 1 pm to 5 pm, the Very 'Rary will benefit contemporary art experiences for local K-12 students.
Raising critical funds for the museum's education programs, including their award-winning, year-long program for Title I Schools, Seeing Special Things, this special day will invite guests to get creative on the lawns, woods, and shoreline of Laguna Gloria. The inaugural theme of this first-ever, family-friendly fundraiser is a play on illusion, inspired by the park's many sculptures that seem to masquerade throughout the grounds.
Tickets for the event will be $30 per person, featuring opportunities to create art and memorable adventures. Experiment with movie makeup and make creepy plaster hands with local guest artists Erin Cunningham and Austin Film School; enjoy artist-created spaces in partnership with Art Island; embark on a sculpture scavenger hunt; and chill out in the Snow Zone.
Performances from young musicians in The School of Rock and live music from local artists and DJs will provide the day's soundtrack. Refreshing cocktails and mocktails will feature Me & the Bees Lemonade, Topo Chico, Empress Gin, Lalo Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and more. And let's not forget the snacks, with vendors like Tiff’s Treats, Bananarchy, and Cornucopia. Hand-held snacks will also be available at the Very ‘Rary Grab-and-Go Market, and there will be a special surprise food offering for guests to enjoy.
“We are thrilled to present our first annual family fundraiser at Laguna Gloria, helping us bring contemporary art experiences to students all year long,” said Sharon Maidenberg, CEO and Executive Director of The Contemporary Austin. “We hope Austinites join us to experience this day of creativity and community, all while benefiting our education programs."