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

The Nasher Sculpture Center, along with Co-Chairs Courtney and Jeff Sinelli and Meredith Land Moore and Xan Moore, announce the Nasher’s third annual family fundraising event, The Great Create, which will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2015 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 the Nasher Garden led by local and world-renowned artists, 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.

Earlier this month, Neiman Marcus Downtown, along with The Great Create co-chairs Courtney and Jeff Sinelli, owners of Which Wich, and NBC 5’s Meredith Land Moore and husband Xan Moore hosted The Great Create Kick-off to celebrate this year’s fundraiseran invite-only morning event for families with art activities and miniature breakfast fare for kids and bubbly mimosas for parents.  “The Nasher is such a vital part of our cultural community and our families’ lives,” say the co-chairs, “and its education programs allow for children from all backgrounds to experience and engage with this wonderful gift to our city. From its permanent collection to its special exhibitions, the Nasher gives children the opportunity to make personal connections with art in ways that last a lifetime, and we’re so pleased to help ensure the continued vibrancy of these programs for years to come through this lively and enriching event.”

All proceeds from the event will enable the Nasher Sculpture Center to continue providing outstanding 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, enabling many students and families to experience the Nasher at no cost.

Previous The Great Create artists have included the likes of Diana Al-Hadid, Annette Lawrence, Jason Meadows, Brad Oldham, Ry Rocklen, Allison V. Smith, John Holt Smith, Morehshin Allahyari, Christopher Blay, Matt Clark, The Color Condition, Ruben Ochoa, Robyn O’Neil, and John Holt Smith.

Underwriting levels begin at $500 for a family of four. Individual tickets will go on sale for $75 each if space permits after the underwriting levels are fulfilled. For more information about underwriting, please contact Ashley Agnew at 214.242.516 or via email at aagnew@nashersculpturecenter.org.

And for a video about The Great Create with last year’s artists, follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lkqzvnq1zlpc5ab/Great%20Create%202014.mp4?dl=0

 

The Great Create Kick-Off at Neiman Marcus Downtown