Hours:

Friday 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION!

Children’s Art Garden

 

 

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

Open:
Saturday, May 18th, 11am – 4pm
Sunday, May 19th, 12 Noon to 4pm

Make-It-Take-It Projects

BUSEY BANK
Put your creativity and your financial awareness to work by decorating a dollar coloring sheet! And be ready for a “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” type game we like to call “Put the Coin in the Bank”. You just might win a prize!

ZION LUTHERAN
“Seek and Find Spring Bottles”- Spring has sprung, so let’s create some fun! Come on over and make a spring themed seek and find game using clear plastic bottles, rice, and spring themed miniatures. Kids will have fun searching for all the spring items over and over again!

SWIC/AMERICORP
“The Dragon Fly” – Come create a beautiful dragon fly from popsicle sticks for your Secret Garden!

MASTERWORKS CHILDREN’S CHORUS
“Maracas and Coloring” — Make your own musical instruments with plastic eggs, spoons, beans, and colorful tape. Then enjoy coloring a special picture designed by local artist, Hannah Smith.

MERCY’S DOOR
“Garden Friends” – We love to observe the smallest creatures that visit our gardens during this season. Come make a caterpillar or dragonfly resting on a leaf with colorful pom poms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. Make it at our table or take it home to complete on your own. Either way, craft a beautiful garden friend to remind you to watch for these visitors.

1020 ARTWORKS STUDIO
Create your very own secret garden canvas painting! Make it magical by adding fairies, mushrooms, flowers, critters, & even a real skeleton key!

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Join Memorial Hospital Foundation in the Children’s Garden as we plant the seeds of reading with a unique read-and-grow bookmark. Color, take home, and plant the seed leaf on the back, then watch it grow.

DISCOVER DOWNSTATE ILLINOIS
A large blank mural will be available for the 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!