Nasher Sculpture Center Announces The Great Create Family Fundraising Event Benefiting Nasher Education Programs

Featured artists announced for the fifth annual family fundraising event at Nasher; Scheduled for April 23, 2017.

Dallas, Texas (April 11, 2017) – The Nasher Sculpture Center, along with Co-Chairs Jason and Flauren Bender and Alden and Janelle Pinnell, announce the Nasher’s fifth annual family fundraising event, The Great Create, which will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1-4 pm. This annual event aims to engage families’ artistic sides while raising essential funds for the Nasher’s educational initiatives year after year.

The Great Create: By Artists. For Kids. is a celebration of youth art education and appreciation featuring a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on art activities and workshops in Nasher Garden led by artists from around the world, as well as live entertainment and kid-friendly food. The program is geared toward children 12 and under, and teens ages 13 and up are invited to serve as “Art Ambassadors” to assist the artists and younger attendees.

All proceeds from the event will enable the Nasher Sculpture Center to continue providing exceptional youth education programs throughout the year, such as the 3:01 Club After-school Program, Summer Institute for Teens and free student tours. Education programs account for more than 33% of the Center’s attendance each year, allowing many students and families to experience the Nasher at no cost.

The 2017 The Great Create artists will include:

The Color Condition (Marianne Newsom and Sunny Sliger)
Jeff Gibbons
Diamond Gray
Travis LaMothe
Catherine Macmahon
Nic Mathis
Charles Mayton
Shamsy Roomiani
Allison V. Smith
Liz Trosper

Previous The Great Create artists have included the likes of Diana Al-Hadid, Morehshin Allahyari, Matt Clark, Annette Lawrence, Jason Meadows, Ruben Ochoa, Robyn O’Neil, Ry Rocklen, John Holt Smith, and Tony Tasset.

This year’s The Great Create presenting sponsor is The Tot. Other sponsors include Neiman Marcus; Forty Five Ten; Robyn and Michael Siegel; Which Wich / Courtney and Jeff Sinelli; and PaperCity.

Underwriting levels begin at $625 for a family of four. For more information about underwriting, please contact Rebecca Watkins at 214.242.5169 or via email at rwatkins@nashersculpturecenter.org.

Photo: Evan Chavez