Party on the Porch FAQs

September 10, 2022, 6-10 p.m.

Getting there

  • Our parking lot will be closed during the event, but free parking is available at the Health Science Center surface lots (immediately north of the Museum). Paid parking is available at Will Rogers Memorial Center off Lancaster Avenue.

  • Here are a few recommended ways to get to the Carter:

    • From I30 W, take exit 11 for Montgomery St., merge onto West Fwy, at the light turn right onto Montgomery St., turn right onto Camp Bowie Blvd., the Museum will be on the right.
    • From I30 W, take exit 12A for S. University Dr. toward City Parks/Zoo/TCU, turn left onto University Dr., turn left onto W. Lancaster Ave., turn right onto Montgomery St., turn right at the 1st cross street onto Camp Bowie Blvd., the Museum will be on the right.
    • From Downtown via W. Lancaster, turn right onto Henderson St., turn left onto W. 7th St, continue onto Camp Bowie Blvd., the Museum will be on the left.
    • From I30 E, take exit 10 toward Hulen St., merge onto West Fwy, turn left onto Hulen St., turn right onto Camp Bowie Blvd., the Museum will be on the right.
  • Party on the Porch is free to attend; all ages require a free ticket to enter the event, including toddlers and infants. Food and beverages (including beer [wine will not be served] and non-alcoholic beverage options) will be available for purchase on site from local food trucks and bars. Alcohol purchases will require valid ID.

  • Event entrances will be on Camp Bowie Boulevard and Lancaster Avenue. Please note that Will Rogers Road will be closed between Lancaster Avenue and Camp Bowie Boulevard from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the day of the event. Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m.

  • The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and continues through 10 p.m. with the Museum remaining open through 10 p.m. Portable restrooms outside will be available.

  • Activities will happen both inside and outside, so we suggest you wear casual, comfortable clothing and shoes!

  • Yes! Our grounds and Museum entrances are wheelchair accessible. For additional accessibility related questions and/or needs, please email us.

  • Party on the Porch will happen rain or shine. In case of dangerous inclement weather, please follow our social media accounts (@theamoncarter) and check our website for updates.

What to bring

  • Yes! Party on the Porch is fun for all ages! We’ll have hands-on activities inside the Museum and outside on the grounds for everyone to enjoy.

  • Yes, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and snag your spot on the lawn to enjoy the evening! Don’t want to bring your own? We will have limited seating available throughout our campus. Please note that lawn chairs cannot be brought inside the Museum.

  • Given the size and nature of this event, we ask that you leave your dog at home. This is best for your pup as the noise and crowd levels may feel overwhelming to many of our beloved furry family members. Thanks for your cooperation! Service animals are permitted in the Museum’s building.

  • Food trucks will take both cash and credit cards, but cash will help the lines move faster! Bars will only accept credit cards.

  • Please leave your pets and coolers at home. We ask that you do not bring outside food or drink and that you support our local food truck vendors who will be on site. Coolers, picnic baskets, glass, firearms, and outside alcohol are not permitted. The Carter is a tobacco-free campus.

What's on

  • We love our members! Members get access to our exclusive members-only area, with free drinks and lite bites. Not a member? There will be a membership table at the event so you can join on-site to enjoy member perks!

  • DJ Asa Ace will kick off the night at 6 p.m., and Brent Cobb will close the night out starting at 8:30 p.m.

  • You can grab dinner from Bondi Bowls, Come Eat With Me, Cousins Maine Lobster, Crazy Burger, Fort Redemption BBQ, Frio’s Gourmet Pops, Gepetto’s Pizza. Greek Girls Goodies, Lucky G’s Bistro, Miss George’s Grilled Cheese, Santos Tacos, The Beignet Bus. Food is not permitted inside the Museum. Pan Ector will also be on site. Credit cards and cash will be accepted, but cash helps the lines move faster!

  • The Food Cart will not be open during the event, but grab a bite to eat at one of the local food trucks outside.

  • Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the food trucks. Don’t forget to bring your ID! Carter members will have access to an exclusive member area with free drinks and lite bites throughout the evening as well. Not a member? Join today!

  • The first floor galleries will remain open until 10 p.m. The Museum’s second floor galleries will close at 9:30 p.m. Celebrate both inside and outside with fun and free activities. A variety of free creative experiences will be offered, including making a colorful, mixed-media mosaic; creating your own glowing, wearable artwork; talks and tours in the galleries; and more. Visit two exhibitions before they close on September 11: Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano and Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection. Check out our wide array of food trucks and local vendors before the concert. Between art making and delicious food and drinks, the evening is certain to be a blast! Become a member on-site and skip the long lines to snag a drink from our exclusive member bar.