Culture Connect Featured Event
Many kids and their families will descend upon the Westport Arts Center on Sunday, March 11, 2 to 4 p.m., to make art with toys and inspired by toys. “WACky Family Day,” the Arts Center’s popular program which is entering its third year, is an opportunity for families to make art in a creative community environment.
For the dynamic March program, all the art projects will be centered around the theme of “Toys,” inspired by the Arts Center’s current exhibition, “Toy Stories,” which features works of art that were created by artists that work with toys, video, and toy-creation technology. “This WACky Family Day promises to deliver a wide array of exciting art projects using a range of materials, inspired by the artists in our exhibition,” said Danielle Ogden, WAC Director of Education. “WACky Family Days are designed to be quality arts experiences for the entire family. Projects will include Calder-inspired circus figurines, crayon mosaics, funky-faced robots, and more.”
WAC Communications Director, Alyssa Crouse, said, “WACky Family Days are an excellent intergenerational experience, where you see parents and grandparents alongside children creating art together. Younger kids can also chill out in our lively play zone, sponsored by the Melissa and Doug toy company.”
Admission is $10/child. Admission is free for adults and children age two and under. Due to the popularity and in order to ensure the quality of this program, advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Pre-registration is requested by phone at (203) 222-7070 or by purchasing tickets online at www.westportartscenter.org. Ticket sales at the door will be on a first-come first-served basis.
The Westport Arts Center is a visual and performing arts organization dedicated to creating arts experiences that enrich the lives of area residents and the entire community. The Westport Arts Center is supported with funds from the Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc., Bernstein Global Wealth Management, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, 4th Row Films, Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation, Fairfield County Bank, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Gault, Inc., GWAY Marketing Gymnasium, Andrew J. & Christine C. Hall Foundation, Melissa & Doug, Moffly Media, New Alliance Bank, Newman’s Own Foundation, Pepperidge Farm, Inc., U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Westport Resources, Westport Sunrise Rotary, Young Voices Program, Xerox Foundation, and WSHU Public Radio Group.
For more information, contact Westport Arts Center at 203-222-7070, www.westportartscenter.org. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 2p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.