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Mother’s Day at Laguna Gloria

Host: The Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street

When: May 9th, 2021, 9AM-3PM, Reserve Tickets Here

The public is invited to celebrate Mother’s Day at The Contemporary Austin’s sculpture park at Laguna Gloria. Treat mom to a picnic basket from Spread & Co. and enjoy a day lounging amongst pristine nature and stunning sculptures from
around the world. Picnic totes provided by Spread & Co. will be available to pre-order and pick up on May 9 at Laguna Gloria. The totes will have everything needed to enjoy lunch al-fresco, right down to the picnic blanket: Cheese board, fresh baguette, and a Turkish blanket in a reusable jelly tote bag, with optional add-ons including a side of pimento cheese, cookies, or locally crafted chocolate (Available in large or small sizes). Guests may also order lunch from a full menu at Spread & Co.’s walk-up café window, including salads, sandwiches, and flower-laden cheese cone “bouquets.”


A Walk in the Park: Learn to Love Weeds with the EPA

Host: The Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street

When: May 15th, 2021, Reserve Tickets Here

The Contemporary Austin invites the public to A Walk in the Park with the Environmental Performance Agency (EPA), a New York-based artist collective. A Walk in the Park is monthly series of guided walks and creative workshops at Laguna Gloria, developed with 2021 Observer-in-Residence Ann Armstrong. This walk will explore the weedy margins of the sculpture park and teach guests to engage with their environment in new ways. EPA Agent Chris Kennedy will teach through a series of movement exercises developed for the EPA’s latest project, the Multispecies Care Survey, which explores the intertwined balance of human and non-human life. Guests will investigate their relationship with local urban plants and gather site-specific data for a creative map of Laguna Gloria.


The Blanton Bake-Off

Host: The Blanton

When: April 9th-May 16th

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin invites bakers and art lovers to participate in the Blanton’s second annual virtual Bake-Off. As part of its #MuseumFromHome program, participants in Austin and beyond are encouraged to create an edible piece of art inspired by a work on view at the Blanton or in the museum’s collection. Last year’s winning creations included a chocolate cookie inspired by Simone dei Crocifissi’s Triptych, and a sugar cookie inspired by Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin (pictured).

Participants can submit entries in either the Amateur or Professional categories via email at or by tagging @BlantonMuseum and using #BlantonBakeOff on Instagram or Facebook. A public vote to pick a winner in both categories will take place on the Blanton’s social media pages on World Baking Day, Monday, May 17, 2021. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Prizes for the winning entries include gift cards from Sour Duck Market and Quack’s Bakery, as well as a family membership package to the Blanton.


ArtsResponders: Social Practice Responds to COVID-19

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, Self guided Art Exhibition Map here

When: Ongoing

Spring is coming and many of us are looking for fun, safe, and socially distant activities to do with our friends and family. Well, look no further! As part of a socially engaged project, ArtsResponders artists Caroline Walker and Sarah Wilson have installed public artworks at several outdoor locations across Austin. Hop in the car and spend the afternoon finding artworks created with love and honor.

Sarah Wilson and Caroline Walker were selected by the Dougherty Arts Center to participate in ArtsResponders: Social Practice Responds to COVID-19, a program established by the Austin Parks & Recreations Department, Museums & Cultural Programs Division. Sarah Wilson created Essentials, a large scale portrait series wheat pasted on buildings across Austin celebrating womxn in essential service. Caroline Walker has created Collective Voices using the numerous submissions from Austinites highlighting the people and routines that have helped get them through this last year. You can learn more about the program and their artwork here.

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