free family arts day
Held quarterly at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 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. Mark your calendars & plan to bring the family!
2017 Free Family Arts Days:
February 11: Either/And Exhibition
“Either/And” Family Arts Day is held in conjunction with the current exhibitions, David Aylsworth: Either/And and Steve Murphy: It’s All Come Down to This, which exhibit beautiful abstract paintings and stunning steel and wooden sculptures. Children are encouraged to create freedom hats for Black History Month, woven hearts for Valentine’s Day, feather masks for Mardi Gras, and decorate a cookie for President’s Day. These festive activities plus more will keep children and families entertained throughout the day.
May 20: Jose Arpa Exhibition
This free day of family fun will give children and their families an opportunity to participate in several hands on art activities that correlate with the concurrent exhibition, Jose Arpa: A Spanish Impressionist in Texas.
August 12: Sherry Owens Exhibition
To celebrate artwork from Sherry Owens and the Permanent Collection, kids who participate in Summer Family Arts Day will have the chance to work with a range of media, including recycled materials, sequins, glitter, paint, and other common found items.
October 28: Eat a Bug!
Children and their families are given a chance to try the creepy, crawly delicacy of fried crickets at "Eat a Bug!" Fall Family Arts Day. Hands-on art activities allow kids to learn about the current exhibit as well as the many cultures of our region. Day of the Dead and Latin American crafts such as decorated sugar skulls, cut paper designs and piñatas along with Latin American music and dancing can be expected. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.