Friday 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11a.m. – 5 p.m.

Children’s Art Garden

Face Painting Artists will be available for the young and young at heart!

Saturday, May 20th, 11am – 4pm
Sunday, May 21st, 12 Noon to 4pm

Make-It-Take-It Projects

Busey Bank – Join Busey Bank’s tent to design your own dollar, cut and color a ‘Wants & Needs’ book, create a comic strip and more! Activity sheets will be available for coloring and creating right at the tent or to take home with you!

Zion Lutheran School – “Wide-Mouthed Frogs” – Spring is here, so please leap on over to create a fun interactive wide-mouthed frog! Color paper plates, give him googly eyes, decorate with gems, and use an interactive party blower (tongue) to help him “catch some flies”. Dong forget to give your new froggy friend a name!

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) – “Bendy Snake Craft” – Come create a crafty snake that you can play with using pipe cleaners and cut up straws! Add a head and some fun sticker eyes, and you’ve got a fun snake that you can bend away in different positions!

Masterworks Children’s Chorus – “Maracas and Coloring”—Make your own musical instruments with plastic eggs, rice, beans, and colorful tape. Then enjoy coloring a special picture designed by local artist, Hannah Smith.

Belleville Public Library—Children’s Department – “Bookmark Weaving” – Use a 3D printed loom, yarn, and plastic needle to weave the thread over and under to create a colorful bookmark of your design. Never lose your place in a book again!

Mercy’s Door Community Church— “Garden Visitors” – This season is a great time to observe the small critters that visit our gardens. Come reveal the vibrant colors on these garden visitors by scratching off creative designs. Make it at our table or take it home to complete on your own!

Hands On Painting

The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth – A large blank mural will be available for children to design and paint.

Face Painting

Face Painting Artists will be available for the young and young at heart!

Faces in the Crowd—Fun Picture Opportunities

Ignite your imagination and become a favorite character! Children as well as adults are invited to insert their faces in stand-up paintings that allow them to become their favorite character for a photo. Paintings reflect favorite children’s characters from popular culture and will be dispersed throughout the Children’s Garden. The paintings were created by artists from area schools.

Pet Free Zone!