The Very ‘Rary 2024

The Contemporary’s annual all-ages afternoon of art and amazement!

Come one, come all! The Contemporary Austin welcomes children of all ages to The Very ‘Rary!

Join us at Laguna Gloria on November 3 (Sun) for a magical afternoon of artmaking adventures, dazzling performances, and tasty treats. All proceeds benefit The Contemporary Austin's K-12 arts education programs.

The Very ‘Rary will transform the lawns, woods, and shoreline of Laguna Gloria with circus-themed fun for the whole family. Learn illusory magic with Mad Science, rock out with School of Rock, take flight with Sky Kings Falconry, and so much more. Plus, get hands-on and make your very own masterpieces and wearable artworks from circus crowns to merry marionettes.

Be immersed in a virtual realm of optical illusions with a Digital Funhouse installation by Austin-based artist Mavyn Vu.

And delight in deliciousness from some of Austin's finest like Allday Pizza and P. Terry's!


Tickets go on sale in September. Stay tuned!



Corporate Sponsors

Frost Bank
Brown Advisory
ThunderCloud Subs

In-Kind Sponsors

Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches
Copper Light Events
Easy Tiger
Tiff’s Treats
Topo Chico

Family and Individual Sponsors

Very Visionary
The Christopher and Adrienne Bosh Family

Enchanted Enthusiasts
Natalie and Anthony Armendariz
The Langston Family
The Lesley and John Pitts Family

Creative Connoisseurs
Dre Lewis
Cassandra and Andrew Nollmann

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities:
Family and individual

Become a Sponsor:
Please contact our development team for more information.

The Very 'Rary 2024 Committee

    Leyla Abou-Samra
    Natalie Armendariz
    Adrienne Bosh
    Jennifer Birn
    Noël Bridges
    Anne Campbell
    Jamie Chandlee
    Daisy Cho
    Jen Cohen
    Asha Dunlap

    Lindsay Faeder
    Kristen Force
    Angie Frank
    Peyton Frank
    Seth Gaffney
    Adrienne Goldsberry
    Brittany Goswami
    Natalie Hodan
    Sam Holiday
    Melanie Jacobs
    Nikki Johnson
    Elle Langston
    Drea Lewis
    Tania Martinez Minnich
    Lauren Moorman
    Chondra Mulugheta
    Cassandra Nollmann
    Emmie Nostitz
    Amanda Oudt
    Genevieve Padalecki
    John Pitts
    Heidi Schmalbach
    Jessica Slutsky
    Rachel Stephens
    Margo Tate
    Caitlin Turner