One of the best things about Beaumont and southeast Texas is the abundance of artistic talent found throughout the area. Perhaps it's because we start cultivating artists at a young age with programs like Free Family Arts Days at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Held quarterly, Free Family Arts Days take place on a Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is always free and kid-friendly events relate to current exhibits at the museum. During the program, kids are able to have hands-on interaction with a variety of art mediums and encouraged to let their creativity thrive. Refreshments and entertainment are also provided. Have a budding artist on your hands? The 2016 schedule for Free Family Arts Days is below. Mark your calendars & plan to bring the family!

Saturday, February 16: Winter Family Arts Day

This fun day will be about creating works of art inspired by our winter exhibition, The Art of Found Objects: Enigma Variations, featuring artwork created with found materials. In addition, audiences will have the opportunity to create artwork inspired by Black History Month and Valentine’s Day. 

Saturday, May 18: Spring Family Arts Day

This day of family fun will give children and their families an opportunity to participate in several hands-on art activities that correlate with AMSET’s current exhibitions, JooYoung Choi: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty and Jules Buck Jones: Future Fossils. Entertainment, face painting, and refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, August 10: Summer Family Arts Day

This free event will have entertainment, face painting, refreshments, and unique art activities inspired by AMSET’s recent acquisitions that will be on view in the main galleries.