Each year, The Great Create transforms the Nasher Garden into an interactive, art-filled space for kids and families. Children can put their hands to work in engaging projects led by artists from North Texas and beyond, as well as enjoy live entertainment and kid-friendly food. Proceeds from The Great Create directly benefit the Nasher Sculpture Center, bolstering the museum’s efforts to provide outstanding education programs. Collectively, these programs reach more than 40,000 children, students, and families each year.

The Great Create 2021 Co-Chairs
Lindsay & George Billingsley
Anne Clayton & Jacques Vroom III


The Great Create FAQs

What happens at The Great Create?

The Great Create is a day of family, fun, and art-making, all in support of a great cause. 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 t-shirts 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 Bronze Builders ($1,200) level and above can start the party early, 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

Platinum Painters benefits

  • 15 tickets to The Great Create 2021
  • VIP Early Admission to the event
  • Custom aprons, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • Full-page ad for you or your business in The Great Create 2021 program book
  • Prominent recognition for you or your business on the website and at the event as the sponsor of an opportunity of your choice (pending availability)
  • Year-round recognition in the entrance foyer of the Nasher
  • Family membership to the Nasher

  • (Tax-deductible amount: $8,740)

Gold Gilders / $5,000

Gold Gilders benefits

  • 10 tickets to The Great Create 2021
  • VIP Early Admission to the event
  • Custom aprons, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • Full-page ad for you or your business in The Great Create 2021 program book
  • Prominent recognition for you or your business on the website and at the event as the sponsor of the Artist Stations
  • Family membership to the Nasher
  • (Tax-deductible amount: $4,115)

Silver Sculptors / $2,500

Silver Sculptors benefits

  • 8 tickets to The Great Create 2021
  • VIP Early Admission to the event
  • Custom aprons, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • Full-page ad for you or your business in The Great Create 2021 program book
  • Recognition on the website and in the program book
  • Family membership to the Nasher
  • (Tax-deductible amount: $1,765)

Bronze Builders / $1,200

Bronze Builders benefits

  • 6 tickets to The Great Create 2021
  • VIP Early Admission to the event
  • Custom aprons, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • Recognition on the website and in the program book
  • Family membership to the Nasher
  • (Tax-deductible amount: $615)

Wood Workers / $600

Wood Workers benefits

  • 4 tickets to The Great Create 2021
  • Custom aprons, tote bags, and art supplies for children
  • Recognition on the website and in the program book
  • (Tax-deductible amount: $300)

2021 Supporters and Host Committee

Gold Gilders 

Dondolo
Lindsay and George Billingsley
Hip Hip Hooray Children's Boutique
Anne Clayton and Jacques Vroom III

Silver Sculptors 

Morgan Cox and Derrall Hill
Itzel and Nathan Crow
Greenlight Credentials
Interabang Books
Lockton Dunning
Susan and Bill Montgomery
Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki
Tonya and Todd H. Ramsey

Bronze Builders 

Kate Boatright
Vanessa Burkman and David Cain, II
Sheri and Alan Darver
Dr. Christine Ho and Dr. Anil Koganti
Barrell Jones
Kathleen and Scott Kirby
Nicolette and Miles Lamont
Sharon Lyle and Mark Mutschink
Louise and Charles Marsh
Emberli and David Pridham
Ashley and Ryan Reid
Wendy and Jeremy Strick
Tootsies

Wood Workers 

Abbott and Samler Families

Lilly Albritton and Chuck Briant

Flauren and Jason Bender

Lauren and Tre' Black

Kristy and Taylor Bowen

Gonzalo Bueno and Michael McCray

Erica and Eric Denton

Abby and Drew Evans

Courtney and Michael Flanagan

Samantha and Jay Heidbrink

Margaret and Brad Hirsch

Sissies Adventure Series

Jennifer and Kevin Kirksey

Hallie and Max Lamont

Sheryl and Eric Maas

Catherine and Douglas MacMahon

Carly and Blake Martin

Tori and Ross Mulford

Franchesca Nor

Rachel and Michael Osburn

Missy and Tim Peck

Brooke and Rod Roberson

Camelia and Ted Shoemaker

Kristen and Nick Varel

Andrea and John Weber

Local Luxury Magazine Partner 

Dallas Child
PaperCity

Logo Design

Rob Wilson

2021 Host Committee 

Flauren and Jason Bender

Lauren and Tre' Black

Katy and Parker Brooks

Gonzalo Bueno and Michael McCray

Charlie and Jory Caulkins

Itzel and Nathan Crow

Erica and Eric Denton

Brooke and Andrew Dowdy

Abby and Drew Evans

Catalina Gonzalez

Samantha and Jay Heidbrink

Margaret and Brad Hirsch

Dr. Christine Ho and Dr. Anil Koganti

Marisa Howard 

Melissa and Drew Ireland

Barrell Jones

Kathleen and Scott Kirby

Nicolette and Miles Lamont

Hallie and Max Lamont

Dr. Traci L. Lee and Mr. Hamilton S. Lee

Jessica Bass Bolander 

Sharon Lyle and Mark Mutschink

Carly and Blake Martin

Susan and Bill Montgomery

Tori and Ross Mulford

Franchesca Nor

Missy and Tim Peck

Nancy Perot 

Emberli and David Pridham

Tonya and Todd H. Ramsey

Katherine and Eric Reeves 

Ashley and Ryan Reid

Brooke and Rod Roberson

Josie and Carl Sewell

Camelia and Ted Shoemaker

Meredith and Scott Wallace

Kimberly and Justin Whitman

Christen and Derek Wilson




Sponsor, Underwriting, and Host Committee listings as of July 20, 2021

2020 Supporters and Host Committee

Platinum Painters

Alma and Majed Nachawati
Labora Group

Gold Gilders 

Lindsay and George Billingsley
Morgan W. Cox III
Anne Clayton and Jacques Vroom III

Silver Sculptors 

Dondolo
Carly and Blake Martin
Susan and Bill Montgomery
Nancy Perot and Rod Jones
Katherine and Eric Reeves

Bronze Builders 

Deborah Bigham
Abby and Drew Evans
The Florence / Kibbey Family 
Margaret and Brad Hirsch
Dr. Anil Koganti and Dr. Christine Ho
The Ted Lange Family
Sharon Lyle and Mark Mutschink
Sheryl and Eric Maas
Catherine and Douglas MacMahon
April Manson
Megan and Kevin Nicholson
Tom and Emily Roberts
Nicole and Justin Small
Meredith and Scott Wallace
Erika and Matt Yeaman

Wood Workers 

Meredith and Woody Abbott
Katie and David Aisner
Kendra and Taylor Allen
Lauren and Tre' Black
The Bolander Family 
Kristen and Clark Briner
Lucy and Tom Burns
Robert and Ashley Cathey
Charlie and Jory Caulkins
Emily and Walter Clarke
Itzel and Nathan Crow
Erica and Eric Denton
Natasha and Antal Desai
Allison and Cullen Dickey
Kate Flume and Suzanne Shearer
Sarita and Jake Francis
Brianna Wright Interiors
Jodie and Scott Hastings
Samantha Heidbrink
Dawn and Billy Hennessey
The Howard Family 
Cris Jordan and Scott Potter
Elisabeth and Panos Karpidas 
Katie and Tom Kelton 
Aubrey and John Labanowski 
Nicolette and Miles Lamont
Louise and Charles Marsh
Megan and Jason McGilberry
Lauren and Zach McKinnon
Emily and Bill Miller
Jacqueline Miller Stewart
Lucy and Thomas Morton
Rachel and Michael Osburn
Missy and Tim Peck
Elizabeth and Kevin Phillips
Laura and Lloyd Pierson 
Emberli and David Pridham
Brooke and Rod Roberson
Katie and Matt Samler
Cheryl and Andrew Schoellkopf
Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt
Ellis and Stephen Thomas
Tootsies 
Gwendolyn and Richard Turcotte
Jen and Kyle Walters
Andrea Weber
Kameron and Court Westcott
Traci and Caperton White

Local Luxury Magazine Partner 

PaperCity

Logo Design

Rob Wilson

2020 Host Committee 

Meredith and Woody Abbott
Katie and David Aisner
Kendra and Taylor Allen
The Bender Family 
Lauren and Tre' Black
The Bolander Family
Katy and Parker Brooks
Robert and Ashley Cathey
Charlie and Jory Caulkins
Emily and Walter Clarke
Morgan W. Cox III
Itzel and Nathan Crow
Erica and Eric Denton
Natasha and Antal Desai
Allison and Cullen Dickey
Dondolo
Brooke and Andrew Dowdy
The Durham Family 
Abby and Drew Evans
The Florence / Kibbey Family
Sarita and Jake Francis
Brianna Wright Interiors
Jodie and Scott Hastings
Samantha Heidbrink 
Dawn and Billy Hennessey
Margaret and Brad Hirsch
Dr. Anil Koganti and Dr. Christine Ho
The Howard Family 
Melissa and Drew Ireland
Cris Jordan and Scott Potter
Elisabeth and Panos Karpidas
Katie and Tom Kelton 
Aubrey and John Labanowski 
Nicolette and Miles Lamont
The Ted Lange Family 
Sheryl and Eric Maas
Catherine and Douglas MacMahon
Louise and Charles Marsh
Carly and Blake Martin
Megan and Jason McGilberry
Lauren and Zach McKinnon
Emily and Bill Miller 
Jacqueline Miller Stewart
Paula and Todd Minnis
Lucy and Thomas Morton
Alma and Majed Nachawati
Rachel and Michael Osburn
Missy and Tim Peck
Laura and Lloyd Pierson 
Emberli and David Pridham
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Brooke and Rod Roberson
Tom and Emily Roberts
Katie and Matt Samler
Cheryl and Andrew Schoellkopf
Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt
Jacqueline Miller Stewart
Ellis and Stephen Thomas
Gwendolyn and Richard Turcotte
Nerissa Von Helpenstill
Meredith and Scott Wallace
Jen and Kyle Walter
Kameron and Court Westcott
Traci and Caperton White
Erika and Matt Yeaman

Sponsor, Underwriting, and Host Committee listings as of September, 2020

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Dallas, Texas 75201
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