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Roll up your sleeves and get creative with your family at Westport Arts Center’s Family Art Day: Art of Kindness on Sunday, November 20 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Children of all ages and their families are invited to the Westport Arts Center for an immersive artistic experience. The gallery will be transformed into multiple project stations where kids can color, build, design and experiment with unusual materials.

Celebrating its 5th year, Family Art Day has become a much-anticipated family event. The theme of this year’s event is the Art of Kindness, aligned with our current exhibition, MORE Than Words/#iammore, focused on courage, resilience and empowerment in the face of bullying. This year, our projects are all inspired by the idea of creating handmade, unique, and personal gifts that can be shared with those whom we love and admire.

Westport Arts Center’s Education Manager Noah Steinman explained, “We’ve designed a range of projects that will allow kids to explore new mediums and to create works of art based on giving and kindness. The event is a great way to engage children in these themes, especially around the holidays.”

The event will also feature an opportunity for families to donate toys and gifts to other children in desperate need, through a partnership with Al’s Angels founded by Al DiGuido. The mission of Al’s Angels is to provide holiday meals and gifts to children and families battling with cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship. Attendees can bring a wrapped gift or make a financial donation at the event.

The backdrop for Family Art Day: Art of Kindness is the MORE Than Words/#iammore exhibition, featuring juried work from the community at large. Of special note are the more than twenty works on display created by our Junior Category (ages 10-17).

Register today for Family Art Day: Art of Kindness by visiting www.westportartscenter.org or by calling 203.222-7070. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but due to the popularity of this program, advance registration is recommended. Tickets are $10 per child. Adults and children under 2 years old are free.

For more information on the event, contact Noah Steinman at 203.222.7070 or noah@westportartscenter.org.

 

About the Westport Arts Center

The Westport Arts Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting community through the arts, reaches more than 11,000 people annually through outstanding programs in visual arts, arts education, and the performance arts of Chamber and Jazz music.

The Westport Arts Center also receives philanthropic support from the Katherine and Howard Aibel Foundation; Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; AB Bernstein; the Brant Foundation; CBP; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Connecticut Cigar Company; Connecticut Office of the Arts; Delamar Southport; Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., DanceSport; Dragone Motor Cars; Fairfield County Bank; Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP; Fleishers Craft Butchery; 4th Row Films; GWAY Marketing Gymnasium; Hal Prince Music; the Hall Art Foundation; The Hofstetter Baron Group; J.P. Morgan; Land Rover Milford; Lillian August; the Mitchell’s Family of Stores; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Rosenkranz Foundation; Saugatuck Wine & Grape; Shack Sackler Foundation; Sontag Advisory LLC; Stamford Tent; Sun Hill Foundation; Verde Energy USA, Inc.; Vespa Restaurant; Wells Fargo Advisors; Westport Family Counseling; Westport Now; William J. Rosenbloom Charitable Trust; Xerox Foundation; WPKN; and WSHU Public Radio Group.

For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 or www.westportartscenter.org.   The Westport Arts Center gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.

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