The Very ‘Rary


General Admission tickets are sold out. Walk-up tickets will be available.

Join us on Oct 29 (Sun) for a magical afternoon filled with artmaking and adventures, benefitting contemporary art experiences for local K-12 students.

The Very ‘Rary will take over the lawns, woods, and shoreline of Laguna Gloria with experiences that play on illusion, inspired by the park's many sculptures throughout the grounds.

Highlights you can look forward to include a performance by Sky Candy aerialists inspired by Tom Friedman’s towering sculpture, Looking Up. School of Rock returns for a rockin’ good time. Glass Half Full Theater and Polly Mermaid go lagoonal with lakeside interactive puppet workshops alongside Wengechi Mutu’s Water Woman. Mad Science gets oozy with slime making experiments, and so much more!

Plus, enjoy food and drink from some of Austin’s finest.


Children under 5 are free

Members (ages 5 and up): $25
Food/beverage 1 (3 tickets): $18
Food/beverage 2 (5 tickets): $25
Food/beverage 3 (7 tickets): $35

General Admission (ages 5 and up): $30 SOLD OUT
Food/beverage 1 (3 tickets): $23
Food/beverage 2 (5 tickets): $35
Food/beverage 3 (7 tickets): $47


Pre-purchased food and beverage tickets can be claimed at the event.

Note that food and beverage tickets are required to purchase food on site. Food and beverage tickets can also be purchased at the event.

Food & Drinks

Art & Performances

Art Activities

Dip Dye Station
Inspired by the rainbow of colors present in Liam Gillick's sculpture, experience the magic of color transformation as you dip, dye, and personalize fabric items with vibrant hues and unique designs.

Mad Science Slime Center
Get ready to experience a slime-tastic world of bubbling concoctions and colorful chemistry as you create your very own gooey marvel!

Mini Mosaics
A short distance from Anya Gallaccio’s massive mosaic tree, you can repurpose vinyl record refuse from Gold Rush Vinyl by transforming it into dazzling mini mosaics.

Clay Station
Get your hands dirty at our clay station. Mold, pinch, and shape your way to crafting your own unique pot made from earthenware clay. Younger artists can experiment with color mixing in clay as well!

Shrinky Dink Charms
Inspired by Ryan Gander's large-scale key chain sculptures -- only in reverse! Witness the magical process of shrinking your design into colorful charms, leaving you with tiny treasures to cherish.

Collaborative Art

Art Island
Watch as this collaborative installation transforms throughout the day with suspended materials that you can add, creating an everchanging, enchanting visual experience.

Plexi Mural
Be immersed in imagination and creativity with our stunning largescale collaborative art installation – a dazzling plexi mural that invites you to leave your mark!

Pool Noodle Sculpture
Find your way down to Carol Bove’s From the Sun to Zurich to experience a world of whimsy and wonder with our pool noodle sculptures. Build a larger-than-life creation and add a splash of color and fun to the landscape.

Team up with fellow visionaries to problem-solve and design using this dynamic sculpture building game. Watch as individual ideas come together to form a cool collective creation.


A Day at Laguna Gloria
Lower Meadow Tent

Soak up the scenery with videos and animations about Laguna Gloria by Austin-based artist and filmmaker, Eric Manche.

Balloon Artistry
Temple of Love

Gaze in wonder as balloon artists conjure fantastical forms from brightly hued balloons.

Collin Anderson - Vibraphonist
Temple of Love

Vibe out to the sonorous sounds of vibraphonist virtuoso, Collin Anderson, with melodies ranging from jazzy compositions to video game soundtracks.

Polly Mermaid

Dive into an enchanting lakeside adventure alongside Polly Mermaid, who draws inspiration from Wangechi Mutu's Water Woman. Immerse yourself in interactive puppet workshops that bring a mystical world to life.

Sky Candy
The Oval
Brought you by Endeavor Real Estate

Experience the breathtaking artistry of Sky Candy aerialists as they draw inspiration from Tom
Friedman's monumental sculpture, Looking Up. It s a gravity-defying spectacle that will leave you truly 'looking up' in wonder.

School of Rock
Gillick Pavilion
Brought you by Thundercloud Subs

School of Rock returns for an electrifying and rockin' good time! Be there to experience their musical talents in a high-energy performance that will have you on your feet and rocking to the beat. Get ready to jam!


Please follow these instructions to ensure a smooth arrival experience to the event. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you have a wonderful time at the second annual Very Rary!


Location: Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

Entrance: Please enter Camp Mabry from the 35th Street entrance.

Security Check: For security purposes, kindly have a photo ID ready to present to the guard at the entrance gate.

Parking Area: After clearing the entrance, proceed along Maintenance Drive until you reach the end. You will find the designated event parking lot on the left side. Look for a 10x10 tent and event staff stationed in the vicinity.

Shuttle Service: We will be providing shuttle services from Camp Mabry to the entrance of Laguna Gloria throughout the entire event, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Shuttles will be running at regular intervals for your convenience.


If you plan on using a rideshare service, follow these instructions for a convenient experience:

Directions to Drop-off Point: Instruct your rideshare driver to follow 35th Street as if heading to the Laguna Gloria entrance. When you reach the Mount Bonnell turn, you'll see a police officer stationed there. Your driver can take a right onto Mount Bonnell and pull over into the grassy area on the right, located at 3300 Mt Bonnell Rd, Austin, TX. This will be your designated drop-off point.

Walk to Laguna Gloria: From the drop-off location it's just a short and delightful 1/4-mile stroll—about a 10-minute walk—to the entrance at Laguna Gloria

Return Pickup: If you plan to use a rideshare service for your return journey, please arrange for your driver to pick you up from the same location at 3300 Mt Bonnell Rd, Austin, TX.


In-Kind Sponsors
Austin Beerworks
Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches
Cold Ones Pops
Easy Tiger
Goody Bag
Good Spirits
Gold Rush Vinyl
Savor + Sweat
Tiff's Treats
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Topo Chico

Family & Individual Sponsors

Very Visionary
The Christopher and Adrienne Bosh Family
The Brown Family
Janette and Pat Keating
Gary McClure and Kelley Cooper McClure

‘Rary Rockstars
Malú Alvarez
The Langston Family
The Loughlin Family
The Moorman Family
Genevieve Padalecki
Margo and Jonathan Tate Family

Magic Makers
The Arnold Family
Austin Area Urban League
Fair Catch Foundation
The Lobosco Family
The Newby Family
Jon and Alexa Polenz

Enchanted Enthusiasts
Natalie and Anthony Armendariz
Bettina and Brian Barrow
Jane Black
Veronica Bright
Anne and Cameron Campbell
The Chandlee Family
Chapple Family
The Cohen Young Family
The Cowan Family
Suzanne Deal Booth
The Dell Family
Susan Espinoza & Marc Piatkowski
Vivek and Brittany Goswami Family
The Hester Family
Carrie and Robert Hicks
Hirsch Family
Fredericka and David Middleton
The Oudt Family
Ryann and Jorge Rangel
Amy and Kirk Rudy
Emily and Rick Seiders
Ashley and Cole Stout
Colleen and Frank Trabold
Kellie and James Weir
The Wishnow Family

Creative Connoisseurs
Leyla Abou-Samra and Michael Winningham
Alpay Waldman Family
The Arrieta Family
Noël and Will Bridges
Annette Carlozzi and Dan Bullock
The Collins Family
The Hardeman Family
Anne Harrington
Samantha Holiday
The Jocelyn Family
Georgia Jolink and Tye Greene
Kay and John Kingsbury
Ellen and David Lake
The Martell Family
The McMullen Family
Cassandra Nollmann
The Rauh Family
Pam Reed
Andrew and Erin Stephens
Rachel and Shelby Stephens
James + Erin Stewart
Texas State University System Public Art Program
Trucksess Family
Zatkoff Family