Event: Teens Create: Get Lost at The Contemporary Austin

Teens Create

On April 18, The Contemporary Austin invites area teens to escape the ordinary and find the extraordinary in an afternoon adventure at the museum’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria. The afternoon includes illusionary musical performances by Room Nine, special guests, picnics, virtual art submissions, DIY lawn games, black-out poetry, mind-bending portals, and more to help teens take over the museum grounds and “get lost.”

Special guests include teens from the Thinkery‘s STEAM Squad-who will present an interactive sound experiment and exploration-Creative Action‘s Color Squad-who will conduct an on-site screen-printing demonstration-and The Austin Youth Council-who will host an interactive response wall.

Additional activities during Teens Create: Get Lost include:

  • A scavenger hunt throughout the sculpture park with dizzying clues and fun prizes
  • Take-away art projects including make-your-own buttons and zines inspired by artists Tom Sachs and JJ Peet
  • Blankets for teens to lounge on the grounds and enjoy the various activities and music among the art
  • Performance by Room Nine (a teen band from Austin) at 12:30
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  • Community drum circle led by X8 Interactive Drumming at 2:00
  • Lawn games that encourage teens to explore the 14-acres at their own pace
  • Information about various ways teens can become involved at The Contemporary Austin.

Teens Create: Get Lost is organized completely for teens by The Contemporary Austin’s all-teen Teen Council.

What: Teens Create: Get Lost
When: April 18, 2015, from noon- 3 p.m.
Where: The Contemporary Austin– Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street, Austin, TX 78703
Cost: FREE
Ages: 13-19 years old. Families of teens welcome to attend.
RSVP: http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/event/teens-create-sculpture-park-takeover/

About Nicole Basham 793 Articles
A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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