Showcasing two renowned and architecturally unique loctions, The Contemporary Austin brings multidisciplinary exhibitions, engaging programs, and enticing special events to the city's visual arts landscape.
Charles Long @ Jones Center
Charles Long @ Laguna Gloria
The Contemporary Austin offers diverse, engaging ways to explore contemporary art and culture, including innovative opportunities and experiences for families, young people, artists, and educators.
The school offers classes for ages three through adult in painting, drawing, wheel throwing (pottery), photography, collage, mosaics, watercolor, pastels, jewelry, glass, metal, digital media and more.
IMAGES: Georges Schemagin; Brian Fitzsimmons
Your use of the Jones Center is limited only by your imagination, and we invite you to join us and consider the possibilities.
The Jones Center Roof Deck is a 3,300 square foot exterior space featuring a stunning view of the Austin skyline and the Texas Capitol. It is equipped with a built-in bar/kitchenette, bistro tables, seating, and an optional movie screen. Please note that Roof Deck viewing is by appointment only. This spectacular space is ideal for:
The Jones Center Community Room is a versatile space featuring a 15 x 14-foot window overlooking Congress Avenue. An inspiring space, the Community Room is ideal for:
Imagination and inspiration meet here. Maybe you should, too.
Whether you’re seeking a venue for an Austin wedding, reception, cocktail party, corporate event, or memorial service—or a unique spot for a meeting or party by the lake—consider Laguna Gloria for all of your memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences.
Laguna Gloria is one of the most desired and award-winning venues in Texas at which to host distinctive private events, cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies, and receptions. The Mediterranean-style Driscoll Villa and beautiful, twelve-acre grounds nestled by the shores of Lake Austin are historic treasures. Views of the water and art dominate the landscape.
Located just five miles from downtown, Laguna Gloria is easily accessed by taxi, bus, or boat!
From Mopac (Loop 1), head north from downtown. Exit at 35th Street and turn left (west). Follow 35th Street until it dead-ends. You will pass Camp Mabry, Mayfield Park, and Mount Bonnell Road. The entrance to the museum grounds is on the left at 3809 West 35th Street.