And what an afternoon it was. A block away at Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the music playing, the streets were closed to traffic.
The delicious food trucks lined up along Klyde Warren Park as every inch of space was taken by adults, kids and critters.
But at Nasher Sculpture Center, it was an oasis of colors, creativity and music thanks to co-Chairs Meredith Land Moore and Xan Moore with their kids Alexander and McCall and Courtney and Jeff Sinelli with their children Story and Sky. Everything from eyeball and dinosaur painting to clay sculpting filled the gardens with such artists as Allison V. Smith, Tony Tasset, M, Francisco Moreno, Marianne Newsom, Sunny Sliger, Margaret Meehan, Liz Glynn, Jason Middlebrook, Abdu Bhattarai, Rick Lowe, Cynthia Saathoff, Kristen Cochran, Alicia and Adam Rico and Matthew Hoffman.
As DJ Sober played, moms and daughters like Monique Williams and Chloe Williams took to the dance floor. Fellows like Trinidad were over at the colorful paper tepee with his head literally in a book.
Over at the Whole Foods station chocked full of fruits and yummy goodies, there was a sign reporting that the Uptown Whole Foods would open late summer at McKinney and Routh.
And speaking of food, there was plenty of it in addition to the Whole Foods healthy snacks. Which Wich provided sandwiches, chips and cookies and JK Chocolate had microchip cookies.
Nasher’s Jill Magnuson admitted that they would have allowed more than 300 to attend the event, but they didn’t want the kids to wait in lines. Also, if push came to shove and it did rain, the backup plan allowed for the 300 to fit nicely inside the building to be creative, have fun and stay dry.
BTW, if you missed this year’s Great Create, mark down April 24, 2016, for the next one. It’ll be co-chaired by Sheryl and Eric Maas and Lisa and John Runyon. Like its predecessors, it will benefit the Nasher’s many education programs.