Friday 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 11a.m. – 5 p.m.

Children’s Art Garden

Come design and decorate a face mask that you can wear while strolling the Art Show!

Saturday, October 23rd, 11am – 4pm
Sunday, October 24th, 12 Noon to 4pm

Make-It-Take-It Projects

Associated Bank – “Monsters” – Using different craft supplies, create a unique and one of a kind monster!

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) – Toilet Paper Roll Owl” – What do you do with an empty toilet paper roll? Turn them into owls! Have fun adding lots of color and really personalize this fun owl.

1020 Artworks Studio – “Pumpkin Palooza!” – Each child will receive a special pump-kin-themed rock painting kit, with all supplies included! Draw a one-of-a-kind Jack-o’-Lantern and enter it into the 1020 Artworks Studio Jack-O’-Lantern Drawing Contest for a chance to win prizes and art class gift certificates!

St Louis Zoo – Join volunteer educators from the Saint Louis Zoo to pick up an at-home art project. You’ll be making sun catchers to hang in your window. This will help keep our modern day dinos/birds safe by keeping them away from the glass! Plan a visit to Dinoroarus to learn more about dinos and birds!

Hands On Painting

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

Designing Opportunity

Gateway Grizzlies – Design a jersey for the Gateway Grizzlies! The winning design will be worn by the players at a future game. The contest winner will also receive 4 field box seats to the game, a personalized jersey, a ceremonial first pitch, and a picture with a Grizzlies player!

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.


Useful Links

AOTS Sponsors
Purchase Art Cash
Artist in Residence Program
Main Stage Entertainment
Wine Court
Sculpture in the City
High School Sculpture in the City
Cafe on the Square
Children's Art Garden
Rails, Trails and Art Project
City of Belleville
Artist Demonstrations

Program Guide