Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. 6th Street
Date: August 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Host: The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.
Date: October 20, 4-10pm
Early bird tickets: July 9 – August 5
General admission: August 6 – October 19
The Contemporary Austin will host Camp Contemporary on October 20, 2018, transforming its Laguna Gloria location into a festive day-to-night camp for adults. Camp Contemporary has come to be known as one of Austin’s most unique benefit parties, with live musical performances, interactive artist-led activities, and delicious camp-inspired fare–all of which activate the entire 14-acre sculpture park at Laguna Gloria, including the Driscoll Villa, the Art School, and the lush, wooded grounds along the shores of Lake Austin.
All proceeds directly benefit the museum’s innovative education programs that include a broad range of accessible, interdisciplinary, and thought-provoking activities for more than 30,000 schoolchildren, families, and adults throughout Central Texas.
For the past two years, Camp Contemporary has hosted over 800 campers to Laguna Gloria. Highlights from past years include performances by local musicians Robert Ellis, Jesse Ebaugh, Ben Kweller, DJ Dangit, and The Echocentrics; aura photography with MOODXMOSS; chain stitching with Fort Lonesome; yoga; paddling on the lake; and hands-on workshops and camp-inspired crafts such as wheel-throwing, leather-working, indigo dyeing, and more, lead by Art School instructors and local artists–always paired with plenty of incredible food and creative cocktails.