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When: September 21 2024
Time: 9am – 5pm

Immerse yourself in a world of art-making, with live demos and creative detours for all ages. 

An engaging schedule of demonstrations and hands-on art activities for children and adults will also include live music, food, mini classes, an exhibition of artwork from our permanent collection, and fun for all ages. For more information visit www.artbarnschool.org. 

The annual Art Blitz event helps Art Barn highlight its educational art offerings with live demonstrations and exhibitions of regional art, and collaborations with other arts organizations.

The festival is designed to encourage visitors and residents of all ages to actively engage in various art activities.  Art Barn’s retreat-like atmosphere provides plenty of inspiration for creative minds.  

All proceeds support Art Barn School of Art educational programs.


Ongoing Art Activities include

  • Treasures From the Archive exhibition in Gallery

  • Interactive Mural – Participate in our newest Monarch-themed mural

  • Sunflower Canvas – add to a collaborative painting

  • Ink on Vellum – drip and paint alcohol for beautiful effects

  • Chair painting – paint to a chair that will live at Art Barn or your home

  • Scavenger Hunt – in a prize if you find all the items

  • Lego Free-Building station – build your own creation

  • Sunflower Gardens in full bloom!  Visit the garden and cut stems to take home

  • Pollinator Parade – learn about Monarchs and color a page designed by Melissa Washburn

  • Humane IN Wildlife – wildlife art project + meet animal ambassadors

Scheduled Activities Include:

  • Face Painting

  • Live performances on stage (magic, music & storytellers)

  • Demonstrations – wheel throwing & hand-bulding clay, pastels, photography, plein air painting + acrylic, oil and watercolor painting.

  • Shirley Heinze Land Trust naturalists will offer nature hikes

  • Capture a butterfly release times with a photo demo with Norman Turner

  • Create a Bird Garland from upcycled materials

  • Create a print using simple materials

  • Field Sketching with Christine Hubbell

  • Catch a glimpse of our resident unicorn!

  • Hop on a Hayride to explore Art Barn’s 69 acres.


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