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

Children’s Art Garden


Saturday, May 19th, 11am – 4pm
Sunday, May 20th, 12 Noon to 4pm

Make It Take It Projects

Associated Bank
“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!)
Join the staff of Bricks 4 Kidz and create colorful mosaics out of LEGO Bricks as well as a free spin art that you can bring home. There will also be Duplo Bricks available for the younger set to build with and create.

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.

Group Project

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.


Useful Links

AOTS Sponsors
Purchase Art Cash
High School Art Competition
Student Art
Artist in Residence Program
Main Stage Entertainment
Wine Court Entertainment
Sculpture in the City
Sculpture in the City Tour
High School Sculpture in the City
Cafe on the Square
Children's Art Garden
Living With Art: Interior Design Stage
Artist Demonstrations
Home School Art Show
City of Belleville

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