Sunday, April 26, 2020
1 – 4 p.m. (VIP Early Entry at 12:30 p.m.)

Each spring, The Great Create transforms the Nasher Garden into an interactive space for kids and families, featuring hands-on art activities led by special guest artists, live entertainment, and kid-friendly food. Proceeds from The Great Create directly support the Nasher Sculpture Center’s education programs that collectively impact thousands of children, students, and families each year.

The Great Create 2020 Co-Chairs
Lindsay and George Billingsley
Margaret and Brad Hirsch
Anne Clayton and Jacques Vroom

The Great Create FAQs

What happens at The Great Create?

The Great Create is an afternoon of family, fun, and art-making, all in support of a great cause. Ten professional artists from North Texas and beyond host art-making stations, each with a one-of-a-kind project, throughout the Nasher Garden. There’s music, a dance floor, and other fun activities as well. The galleries are open, so you and your family can explore the current exhibition together. And family-friendly sandwiches, snacks, and drinks will be available for all attendees (as well as beer and wine for the adults). All activities, food, and drinks are included in the price of your family underwriting package or ticket.

Do children need a ticket to The Great Create?

Children three and older are required to have a ticket to The Great Create. Children two and under attend for free with a paying adult. Proceeds from family underwriting packages and tickets support the Nasher’s education programs.

Will I receive physical tickets for the event?

No. When you arrive, you’ll check in with event staff at the Nasher. There, you’ll receive your event program, and children will each receive their aprons and tote bags.

What’s the parking situation?

You will have several options to park on the day of The Great Create. Complimentary valet will be available at the Nasher throughout the afternoon. If you are a Nasher Member, you are entitled to free self-parking, subject to availability, at the Dallas Museum of Art garage. Finally, you can also self-pay to park at the Trammell Crow Center parking garage, just across the street from the Nasher.

What does VIP Early Entry include?

Family underwriters and sponsors at the Silver Sculptors ($2,500) level and above can start the party early at 12:30 p.m., as well as enjoy an extra activity by one of the featured artists, at The Great Create.

I have more questions. Who should I ask?

For questions, please contact us at 214.242.5151 or at [email protected].

Sponsorship and Family Packages

Platinum Painters / $10,000

Sponsor the Program Book, T-Shirts, Entertainment, or Other Opportunity at The Great Create

Platinum Painters benefits

  • 15 tickets to The Great Create 2019
  • VIP Early Admission to The Great Create 2019, with a special art project
  • Custom t-shirts, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • Full-page ad for you or your business in The Great Create 2019 event program book
  • Prominent recognition for you or your business on the website and at the event as a sponsor of an opportunity of your choice at The Great Create 2019 (pending availability)
  • (Tax-deductible amount: $8,725)

Gold Guilders / $5,000

Sponsor the Artist Stations at The Great Create

Gold Guilders benefits

  • 10 tickets to The Great Create 2019
  • VIP Early Admission to The Great Create 2019, with a special art project
  • Custom t-shirts, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • Full-page ad for you or your business in The Great Create 2019 event program book
  • Prominent recognition for you or your business on the website and at the event as a sponsor of the artist stations at The Great Create 2019 (pending availability)
  • (Tax-deductible amount: $4,100)

Silver Sculptors / $2,500

Start the Party Sooner with VIP Early Admission

Silver Sculptors benefits

  • 8 tickets to The Great Create 2020
  • VIP Early Admission to The Great Create 2020, with a special art project
  • Custom t-shirts, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • Full-page ad for you or your business in The Great Create 2020 event program book
  • Recognition on the website and in the event program
  • (Tax-deductible amount: $1,800)

Individual Tickets

If space is available, individual tickets will go on sale on April 1, 2020 for $150 each.

Individual benefits

  • 1 ticket to The Great Create 2020
  • Custom t-shirts, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • (Tax-deductible amount: $50)

Please note, all attendees three and older require a ticket to attend The Great Create. Children two and under attend for free with a paying adult.


2019 Supporters and Host Committee

Presenting Sponsor

PNC

Gold Guilders 

Sylvia Cespedes and Hernan Saenz
Catherine and Douglas MacMahon
Nicole and Justin Small
Tolleson Wealth Management

Silver Sculptors 

Aston Martin Dallas
Amy Berry
Pediatric Associates of Dallas
Nancy Perot and Rod Jones / Interabang Books
Natalie Wilkison and Andrew Parmienter / Highland Capital Management

Bronze Builders 

Kasim and Wasan Alfalahi
Flauren and Jason Bender
Lindsay and George Billingsley
Lindsey and J. Patrick Collins
Macey and Steve Davis
Jenney and David Gillikin
Drs. Christine Ho and Anil Koganti
Jessica Stewart Lendvay
Louise and Charles Marsh
Elizabeth and Kevin Phillips
Janelle and Alden Pinnell / The Pinnell Foundation
Josie and Carl Sewell
Anne Clayton and Jacques Vroom
Meredith and Scott Wallace
Christen and Derek Wilson 

Wood Workers 

Lindsey and Ross Bates
Jessica and Tyler Bolander
Kristy and Taylor Bowen
The Case Family
Stacy and Bronson Crouch
Talley Dunn
Erin Cluley Gallery
Drew, Abby, Anderson, and Millie Evans
Kate Flume and Suzanne Shearer
Margaret and Brad Hirsch
Marisa and Frank Howard
Melissa and Drew Ireland
Cris Jordan and Scott Potter
Elisabeth and Panos Karpidas
Paula and Todd Minnis
Noah and Frances Mitchell
Barry and Sandy Moore
Megan and Kevin Nicholson
The Nix Family
Rachel and Mike Osburn
Kelley and Scott Parel
Brooke and Rod Roberson
Gwendolyn and Richard Turcotte
Carmen and Andy Yung 

Family Kick-Off Party Sponsor 

Neiman Marcus

In-Kind Sponsors 

Bret Redman Photography
MotusRed Photo Booth
Nothing Budt Cakes
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Which Wich
Wolfgang Puck Catering 

Media Sponsor 

PaperCity

Illustrations 

Rob Wilson

2019 Host Committee 

Kasim and Wasan Alfalahi
Lindsey and Ross Bates
Colly Beecherl
Flauren and Jason Bender
Amy Berry
Lindsay and George Billingsley
Jessica and Tyler Bolander
Kristy and Taylor Bowen
The Case Family
Sylvia Cespedes and Hernan Saenz
Lindsay and J. Patrick Collins
Macey and Steve Davis
Erica and Eric Denton
Brooke and Andrew Dowdy
Georgette Dunn
Jaime and Nick English
Jenney and David Gillikin
Shelby and Travis Goff
Margaret and Brad Hirsch
Marisa and Frank Howard
Melissa and Drew Ireland
Barrell and Jacob Jones
Cris Jordan and Scott Potter
Elisabeth and Panos Karpidas
Catherine and Douglas MacMahon
Louise and Charles Marsh
Helen and Brendan McGuire
Paula and Todd Minnis
Barry and Sandy Moore
Megan and Kevin Nicholson
Jonika and Corky Nix
The Nix Family
Rachel and Michael Osburn
Nancy Perot and Rod Jones
Elizabeth and Kevin Phillips
Janelle and Alden Pinnell
Brooke and Rod Roberson
Nina and Decker Sachse
Amber and John Scanlan
Josie and Carl Sewell
Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt
Nicole and Justin Small
Brittany and Will Smalley
Gwendolyn and Richard Turcotte
Anne Clayton and Jacques Vroom
Meredith and Scott Wallace
Natalie Wilkison and Andrew Parmienter

Sponsor, Underwriting, and Host Committee listings as of February 19, 2019

2018 Supporters and Host Committee

The Great Create 2019 is presented by PNC.
The Great Create Family Kick-Off Party is sponsored by Neiman Marcus.

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2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.242.5100
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