A large crowd of people sit and mingle on the grassy lawn in front of the Carter.

Party on the Porch

Event Details

Event Date

  • Saturday, September 10, 2022, 6–10 p.m.

Event Registration

Event Description

Join us for our annual Party on the Porch and celebrate the closing weekend of Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. Explore the galleries, get creative with art-making activities, and end the night with a free outdoor concert featuring country artist Brent Cobb.

Throughout the evening create a Venice-themed cityscape that will evolve and change all night; make your own colorful, mixed media mosaic inspired by works in our special exhibition Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass; create your own glowing, wearable artwork; bring to life a work of art at our hands-on sensory stations; and participate in talks and tours throughout the galleries. Don’t miss your chance to explore Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass and Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection before they close on September 11. Members can enjoy an exclusive area with a free bar and lite bites.


Download a PDF of the schedule of events.

6 p.m.

Sensory Station
6–8 p.m. | Gallery A
Bring an artwork to life using your senses at our hands-on sensory station.

Library Open House
6–8 p.m. | Library
Join us for a tour of the Library and Archives and explore rarely-seen treasures.

DJ Asa Ace
6–8 p.m. | Plaza
Dance along to the sweet tunes of DJ Asa Ace.

Mixed-Media Mosaics
6–9 p.m. | Porch
Create your own colorful mixed-media mosaic inspired by the Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass exhibition.

Glow-in-the-Dark Accessories
6–9 p.m. | Atrium
The canals aren’t the only things that sparkle in Venice. Create your own wearable art that glows so you can dance the night away in style.

Venetian Cityscapes
6–9 p.m. | Porch
Using various building materials and art supplies, add to our Venetian cityscape. Come back throughout the evening to see how it evolves and changes.

Fresh Voices Art Discovery Guide
6–9:30 p.m. | Gallery A
You can’t come to the Museum without exploring the galleries! Take a self-guided tour with this year’s Carter Community Artists and learn about what they find inspiring in our collection.

Carter Member Section
6–10 p.m. | Plaza
Enjoy our special members-only area with free drinks and food. Become a Carter member today at the membership table outside or in the Museum Shop.

Food Trucks & Vendors
6–10 p.m. | Parking Lot & Will Rogers Road
Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks and enjoy a picnic on the Museum lawn. Food and drinks available for purchase. Food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum building.

6:30 p.m.

Artist Talk with Darryl Lauster
6:30–7 p.m. | Meet at Testament near the parking lot
Chat with artist Darryl Lauster about his work Testament.

Ask a Carter Expert
6:30–8 p.m. | All Galleries
Have a question about some of the artworks on view? Our docents will be hanging out in the galleries to answer questions and share fun stories about our collection.

7 p.m.

Artist Talk with Justin Ginsberg
7–7:30 p.m. | Gallery A
Chat with artist Justin Ginsberg about his work Shaking the Shadow.

8:30 p.m.

Brent Cobb
8:30–10 p.m.
Kick back, relax, and listen to Grammy-nominated country music artist Brent Cobb.

Brent Cobb is a Grammy-nominated country music singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Georgia, Cobb returned to his home state a few years ago after establishing a career as one of Nashville's most creative and compelling songwriters. Cobb follows in the footsteps of his country music heroes with his new gospel album, And Now, Let’s Turn to Page….

Event Sponsors

Presenting sponsor:

Party on the Porch is sponsored in part by the Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation.