Parents and caregivers with youngsters ages 3–5 have a fun way to find artistic inspiration with
Arty Pants: Your Tuesday Playdate
, the popular Walker Art Center program designed to nurture creativity and engage a child’s mind. Arty Pants programs, presented on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, feature art projects, films, gallery activities, and story readings. Meet other families for a treat at the Gallery 8 Café. The Arty Pants programs in March and April, which include painting activities, are presented from 11 am–1 pm Tuesdays, March 10 and 24, and April 14 and 28. Activities are free with gallery admission; Walker members and children ages 12 and under always receive free admission.
In March and April, toddlers are encouraged to roll up their sleeves at a playground of painting inspired by the exhibition Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton. Dress for a mess and be ready to brush, drip, and wash brilliant colors over an array of canvases.
Art-making: Adventures in Painting, 11 am–1 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
This program provides you and your youngster with fun ways to play with paint, household objects, and more.
Gallery Activity: Colorful Portraits, 11 am–1 pm
Head into the galleries for hands-on activity inspired by Elizabeth Peyton’s vibrant palette.
Story Time: Paint Me A Story, 11:15 am and 12 noon
Listen to classic tales and discover new favorites that are all about paint!