Camp Contemporary 2019

Thank you to all who enjoyed Camp Contemporary 2019! Stay tuned for for more information on Camp Contemporary 2020.

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Explore your wild side and join us for a magical evening benefitting The Contemporary Austin’s award-winning education programs!

Camp Contemporary transforms Laguna Gloria’s lush fourteen acres into an elevated evening camp for adults with artist-led workshops, live music, late-night festivities, and so much more!

All proceeds directly benefit The Contemporary Austin’s Education Fund and help bring free art education to thousands of community members across Central Texas, including K-12 tours, Art School scholarships, and outreach to underserved youth.

Camp Contemporary is rain or shine! Casual, comfortable, camp-inspired attire encouraged.


TICKETS TO CAMP CONTEMPORARY ARE NOW ON SALE! Join or renew your membership today to save on your ticket for this year’s event! Event capacity is limited.

A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door, until sold out!

Getting to the Event

There will be limited street parking available on 35th St. For event access, please park in the TXDOT lot at 3500 Jackson Avenue and take advantage of our free and convenient event shuttles to get you to Camp and back quickly and safely. Shuttles will be available from 3P to 11P and will drop off at Laguna Gloria's main gate.

From Southbound Mopac: Exit Mopac at 35th Street, head east on 35th St, then take a left onto Jackson Avenue. The TXDOT parking area will be located on your immediate left.

From Northbound Mopac: Exit Mopac at 35th Street. Continue straight through the traffic light onto Jackson Avenue. The TXDOT parking area will be located on your immediate left.

Ride shares may drop off and pick up at the Laguna Gloria entrance.

Camp Fare

We’re thrilled to host Contigo Catering, Elm Restaurant Group, épicerie, Le Politique, Lick Honest Ice Creams, LORO, Sour Duck Market, and Vamonos at this year’s Camp Contemporary!

This lineup of local culinary purveyors will each present their own camp-inspired dish for all to enjoy – dig in!

Camp Stage

Enjoy special performances from Sir Woman, Abram Shook, and Warm Sugar! You won’t want to miss these intimate sets from some of Austin’s most beloved and emerging artists.

Artist-Led Workshops

Explore a range of art-making techniques offered at the Art School, including:

Wheel Throwing with Kyle Brumstead, Jennifer Hill, & Melissa Mencini
Calligraphy Bookmarks with Sharon Zeugin
Printmaking Postcards from Camp with Nick Francel & Francine Mastrangelo
Screen Printing with Jonas Criscoe
Watercolor with Mark Mitchell & Jenny Granberry

Plus, fun hands-on activities with a Camp twist hosted by our sponsors:

Grow Your Garnish with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Marble Dyeing with Topo Chico + Mercedez Rex
Friendship Bracelets with Tribeza + La Lumiere NY

Plus, more to be discovered at Camp Contemporary!

Auction + Raffle

Bid on regional travel excursions, and more in the Camp Silent Auction!

Enjoy stays in the Texas Hill Country at the Walden Retreat in Johnson City, or on the Blanco River front in a cozy cabin fit for the whole family. Take a getaway trip for two to Hotel Emma in San Antonio, head west to Marfa for a stay at El Cosmico, or to the Rockies for a scenic stay in Loveland, Colorado. Place your bid on a print by local photographer, Randal Ford, a curated Austin gallery tour with Alicia Emr Art Advisory, or our Local Wellness Package, featuring an unlimited year of classes at Align Pilates!

This year’s camp raffle features prizes from The Contemporary Austin, including an Art School course and a private curator-led exhibition tour with lunch by épicerie, an overnight stay at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, and more!

Raffle tickets are available during ticketing checkout and may also be purchased at the event. For full details, please view our 2019 Camp Contemporary Auction + Raffle Guide!

Camp Market

Peruse the Camp Market to complete your look at Camp Contemporary or to customize an item with our hand-picked market vendors: Best Made Co., Die Trying, Noah Marion, and Shop at The Contemporary.

A percentage of all Camp Market sales will benefit the museum’s Education Fund!


Special thanks to our 2019 Camp Contemporary Committee!

Marissa Brown, Kelley Cooper McClure, Avery Cox, Brian Donnelly, Alicia Emr, Cheline Jaidar, Chris Mattsson, Haley Schultheis Richardson, Scott Simons, Jesse Parker Stowell, Gail Susholtz, Ingrid Taylor


Camp Contemporary sponsors directly support the museum’s award-winning art education programs, serving 30,000 children and adults annually. For information on sponsorship levels, including benefits and recognition, please view our Camp Contemporary 2019 Sponsorship Packet.

If you would like to become a sponsor or would like additional information, please contact Sarah Schultz at


If you are interested in learning more about Camp Contemporary as a guest, volunteer, or sponsor, please contact Sarah Schultz,

Thank you for your continued support of The Contemporary Austin!