Art Dinner

The Contemporary Austin’s annual celebration, Art Dinner, will be postponed this May and will now be held on Friday, October 16 at Laguna Gloria. All previously purchased tables and tickets will be honored for the fall. We look forward to celebrating with our community this October and will be in touch with details over the next few weeks.

If you are interested in attending this year’s event, please contact We thank you for your continued support of The Contemporary Austin.
Valerie Armstrong, President of the Board of Trustees, with Kristin Gish and Elizabeth Stanley, Event Co-Chairs, cordially invite you to Art Dinner 2020, an elegant evening infused with art, entertainment, and celebration.

On October 16, 2020 The Contemporary Austin will host the seventh annual Art Dinner on the enchanting grounds of the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park benefitting the museum's ambitious and thought-provoking exhibitions programs.
Friday, October 16, 2020

The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria
3809 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas, 78703

6P Cocktail Reception
8P Dinner + Art Auction
9:30P After-Party

Vibrant, elegant attire. Decorative millinery encouraged.

The Art Dinner is the culminating event of a larger celebratory season for The Contemporary Austin, including Sturm und Drang, an exhibition by 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize recipient Nicole Eisenman at the Jones Center on Congress Avenue and Laguna Gloria in Spring 2020, as well as exhibitions by Torbjørn Rødland and Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts at the Jones Center in Fall 2020.


Special thanks to our 2020 Art Dinner Committee!

Kristin Gish & Elizabeth Stanley (Co-Chairs), Bettina Barrow, Anne Campbell, Jamie Chandlee, Tia Cripps, Suzanne Deal Booth, Deborah Green, Daniel Hamilton, Karen Hawkins, Kathleen Irvin Loughlin, Lorena Junco Margain, Jeanne Klein, Fredericka Middleton, Lauren Moorman, Maya Nairn, Kristen Nix, Amanda Oudt, Lora Reynolds, Margo Tate, Teresa Windham


The Art Dinner’s live and silent auctions feature a curated selection of contemporary works generously donated by renowned artists, as well as priceless travel packages and experiences. Auction details will be announced in Spring 2020. Auction proceeds directly benefit the museum’s exhibitions program.


Thank you to our 2020 Art Dinner Sponsors and Supporters!

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Art Dinner sponsors play an integral role in supporting the exhibitions program at The Contemporary Austin. For information about participating as a sponsor, please contact Sarah Schultz at


For more information regarding the event, please contact Sarah Schultz, Events Production Manager, at For information about past Art Dinners, please visit us here.