Saturday, May 20th, 11am - 4pm
Sunday, May 21st, 12 Noon to 4pm
Make It Take It Projects
“Decorate an Apron” – Color and decorate an apron to wear!
Zion Lutheran School (New!)
“Spring into Bloom” - Use watercolors to paint a flower!
1020 Artworks Studio (New!)
“Talking Sticks & Pet Rocks”: Make a Native American Talking Stick and receive a handout that tells the story behind them. Also make a pet rock and take home a little poem about them!
Bricks 4 Kidz (New!)
Create a “Spin Art”, sort of like a Spirograph, but made of LEGOS! Help create a mosaic to display on a LEGO wall. Also do some LEGO building with Duplo Bricks!
Hands On Painting and Coloring
The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth
A large blank mural will be available for children to design and color. This artwork will be showcased at a spot and time to be chosen later.
Splatter Mania (a Kids & Family version of Sips n Splatters)
"Hooray For USA" - Join Belleville artist, Zach Weinman and paint patriotic flags on little boards.
Sugar DoodlesJoin “Sugar Artist” Jessie Bostick and color a cookie that you can eat! There will be several designs to choose from including flowers, kites, animals, and more! This special activity will be open from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Saint Louis Zoo
Families will have an opportunity to add their touch to a group art project. Af-ter writing their wishes for grizzlies on a recycled wood chip, they can add these messages to a grizzly bear outline. After the event, the bear will be displayed in front of the Education De-partment office in The Living World at the Saint Louis Zoo!
Faces in the Crowd – Fun Picture Opportunities
In partnership with Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) and the Schmidt Art Center, schools were invited to create stand-up paintings that allow children as well as adults to insert their own faces and become their favorite character for a photo. Paintings reflect favorite chil-dren’s characters from popular culture including: Trolls, Gravity Falls, Moana, Space, Beauty and the Beast, and Mascots. Six area schools constructed the paintings. Schools participating were Smithton Elementary, High Mount, Belleville East High School, West Junior High School, Harmony, and Mascoutah High School.
PLEASE: NO PETS!