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

Children’s Art Garden

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

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

Make-It-Take-It Projects

Associated Bank – “Thumbprint Glass Magnets!” – Create a thumbprint design that will be transformed into a fun keepsake magnet!

Zion Lutheran School –“Butterflies” – Spring is here and what better way to celebrate the season than to make beautiful butterflies. Use gems, jewels, and more to create a one-of-a-kind colorful, unique butterfly!

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) / K(x) Solutions –“Paper Lantern Animals” – Let your imagination run wild as you transform a paper lantern into an adorable animal using googly eyes, stickers, paper scraps, and more!

1020 Artworks Studio – Dazzling Initial Art – Decorate a canvas panel with your initials using gems, sequins, and everything that sparkles!

Bricks 4 Kidz – Mine your way through our vast field of bricks to create a mosaic for our Art Wall. Use our special Spin Art Brick Machine to create a one of a kind paper craft gem you can take home.

Hands On Painting

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

Group Project

St Louis Zoo – Join volunteer educators from the Saint Louis Zoo to learn about the importance of pollinators and the role they play in our ecosystem. You can be part of creating an art project that will be displayed at the Zoo!

Designing Opportunity

Gateway Grizzlies – Design a jersey for the Gateway Grizzlies! The winning design will be worn by the players on Sept 1 vs the Washington Wild Things. The contest winner will also receive 4 field box seats to the Sept. 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.

Come listen to Storyteller, Larry Quiggins, Lindenwood University


Useful Links

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