Bring the whole family for an afternoon of free and creative activities related to our current exhibitions! Make your own marble run and construct with colorful cardboard in Nikita Gale: EASY LISTENING; play with slime and modeling clay while exploring ideas of preservation and decay in Material Vice; create a sci-fi collage combining technology and the body in Maria Antelman: Mechanisms of Affection; and go back to summer camp with handmade toys and newspaper hats in Kenneth Tam: Details. Curious minds of all ages welcome. Tasty fall refreshments will be served!
ARTS For Rural Texas ArtWalk is held the first weekend in May in collaboration with The Compound’s Arts Festival in Round Top. This art-filled weekend in Fayette County features the work of over 100 artists, displaying their creativity in a wide range of mediums. Both shows are juried events that benefit the projects and programs for children throughout Fayette County.
Take advantage of not only the art, but all that is offered throughout the countryside from quaint and sophisticated B&Bs to fine art galleries, fine and countrified dining options and top notch music, performed in any number of venues from Fayetteville, Lagrange, and Round Top.
Austin Tinkering School will celebrate 10 years of tinkering with the first ever TINKERFEST including hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Teachers will lead children in a PaperCraft: Open Make, artist Elena Eidelberg will teach large scale paper marbling, and kids can participate in a build-your-own succulent planter activity in the wood shop. Guest makers in three divisions will compete in the MAKER SHOWDOWN for a chance to win prizes. Plus, enjoy complimentary drinks from Guayaki Yerba Mate or purchase food from the Kebabeliscious food truck.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucy Dacus, Kyle Craft, U.S. Girls, and Red Yarn will perform live for Austin kids and families at the 6th annual MyMusicRx + YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids at the FADER FORT on Thursday March 15.
The YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids is a family friendly, morning concert that benefits MyMusicRx, the flagship program of the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA). MyMusicRx bedside and online music medicine programs deliver the healing power of music to hospitalized kids across the country.
Since 2014, YOU WHO! shows have cultivated a devoted following of more than 2,500 influential Austin moms, dads, and kids, treating them to up-close performances from artists like Shakey Graves, Sara Watkins, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, The Zombies, Best Coast, Heartless “Bathtubs”, Tacocat, Aloe Blacc, and Les Claypool. YOU WHO! has raised nearly $80,000 to fuel MyMusicRx programs.
MyMusicRx has served more than 180,000 children along with their families, caregivers, and medical professionals across the country including through a local in-hospital concert partnership with Dell Children’s Medical Center. In 2018, MyMusicRx will launch its bedside service at St. David’s Children’s Hospital. To ensure long-term, sustainable program growth, CCA has assembled a local advisory board comprised of community members and executives from leading Austin businesses and firms. Proceeds from ticket sales will support MyMusicRx’s local programs.
Looking for a Day Camp for the kiddos on Presidents’ Day (February 20th)? How about taking them to the Art Garage
for a Matisse inspired art day camp!
Inspired by the work & life of Henri Matisse, kids will paint an adorable pottery snail, create a Matisse inspired collage, and complete a unique acrylic painting in the style of the featured artist. Art Day Camps, taught by a certified art teacher, are so much fun and the kids are so proud of the artwork they create.
What: Matisse Art Day Camp
When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Where: The Art Garage Austin, 11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202
Time: 10 am – 2 pm (extended time is available for an extra fee)
Cost: $49, includes all supplies