Art Dinner

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Kathleen Irvin Loughlin, President of the Board of Trustees, and Valerie Armstrong, Chair of the sixth annual Art Dinner, cordially invite you to an evening benefiting The Contemporary Austin's exhibitions program.

On April 13, 2019, The Contemporary Austin will host the Art Dinner, an annual celebration held at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria—with a spotlight on its growing collection and temporary works of art, and highlighting in spectacular form all of the museum’s efforts to transform this gem into a sustainable and accessible art-in-nature experience for all to enjoy.

The Art Dinner is the culminating event of a larger celebratory season for The Contemporary Austin, including exhibitions by Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin and Abraham Cruzvillegas at the Jones Center, and the opening of the Moody Pavilions and arrival garden sculpture by Jessica Stockholder at Laguna Gloria.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

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

6P Cocktail Reception
7:30P Dinner + Art Auction
9:30P After-Party

Elegant attire.
Special Thanks to Our Art Dinner Committee:

Valerie Armstrong (Chair), Bettina Barrow, Suzanne Deal Booth, Kristin Gish, Deborah Green, Danny Hamilton, Karen Hawkins, Jeanne Klein, Kathleen Irvin Loughlin, Lorena Junco Margain, Tracey Marshall, Suzanne McFayden, Fredericka Middleton, Maya Nairn, Lora Reynolds, Elizabeth Stanley, Margo Tate, Teresa Windham


The Art Dinner’s Live Art Auction will support the exhibitions program at The Contemporary Austin. Participating artists and works will be announced in 2019. Please contact for more information.

View Art Dinner 2018’s Auction Artwork here.


Thank you to our 2019 Art Dinner Sponsors!

Director Level

Collector Level

Silent Auction Support

In-Kind Support

Media Support

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.