Camp Contemporary 2018

Spread over fourteen lush acres at Laguna Gloria, Camp Contemporary offers an elevated summer camp experience for adults—complete with camp-inspired fare, craft cocktails, live music, outdoor activities, artist-led workshops, and so much more!

All proceeds benefit The Contemporary Austin’s art education programs serving over 30,000 children and adults each year.

Tickets to Camp Contemporary are now on sale! Museum Members are eligible for discounted tickets, subject to availability.

Ages 21+. Space is limited.

For more information about this special event, please contact


The full Camp schedule is yet to be announced—stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Artist Workshops

All workshops are included with your Camp Contemporary ticket! Explore a range of art-making techniques offered at the Art School, plus a few hands-on activities with a fun Camp twist. More details to come.

Camp Fare

Camp Contemporary will feature a stellar lineup of local and regional restaurant collaborators, each presenting their own camp-inspired twist on a dish for all to enjoy! We’re thrilled to host Andrew Curren and Mary Catherine Curren of Elm Restaurant Group, Sarah McIntosh of épicerie, Melissa Carroll and Gerard Kenny of Le Politique , Larry McGuire of McGuire Moorman Hospitality and John Brand of Supper, along with a special dessert pop-up with Chameleon Cold-Brew .

Camp Stage

Enjoy special performances from some of Austin’s beloved and emerging artists. Please welcome to the Camp Stage: Walker Lukens, Mobley, SMiiLE and Lolita Lynne!

Walker Lukens just released his newest project, “Summer of Love”, in June. Walker has spent the last few months touring through Texas with his Song Confessional.

One-man-band, singer/songwriter, Mobley, is fresh off the heels of Chicago’s Lollapalooza! Check out his newest project “Fresh Lies, Vol. I” which debuted in April.

SMiiLE has been described as an ‘experimental pop band… born out of a shooting star’ and are excitedly working on their second album.

Lolita Lynne’s latest release, Fools Moon, pairs her sultry-cool voice with trumpet, violin, upright bass, and synth and was engineered by Adrian Quesada.

IMAGE: Walker Lukens. Courtesy the artist.

Want to Volunteer?

Support art education and enjoy the Camp experience as a volunteer! Sign-up for available shifts here! For more information, please reach out to


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 recognitions, please view our Camp Contemporary 2018 Sponsorship Packet.

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


Camp Contemporary 2018 Co-Chairs: Kelley Cooper McClure, Gail Susholtz

Committee: Brian Donnelly, Kim Dowling, Alice Foultz, Deborah Green, Tobin Levy, Chris Mattsson, Larry McGuire, Jesse Parker Stowell, Kimberly Richter, Scott Simons, Margo Tate, Ingrid Taylor, Carol Wagner, Heather Wilhelm