ACTIVITIES and programs FOR FAMILIES


First Saturday

Saturdays from 1-3 p.m.

First Saturdays at the Appleton are for families! We welcome families with children ages 4 and older to come to the ARTSpace and participate in a hands-on art-making experience.

November 1, Tool Time

Make plans to visit the Appleton's ReTooled exhibition, then use different tools to make a picture or invent your own tool!

December 6, Paper Holiday Ornaments

Create some memories while folding cutting and decorating paper.

January 3, No Drawing Allowed!

Could you make an entire picture with stamps? Come to the Appleton and try!

February 7, HeART to HeART

Give someone a little love with a handmade valentine!

March 7, Travel to India

Visit our Indian miniature painting exhibition then come to the ARTSpace for a related art-making activity.

April 4, Sail Away!

Paint or build your dream boat! Let your imagination sail away!

May 2, Monet's Garden

Pretend you're an Impressionist and paint your own version of Monet's garden.

June 6, Ready for the Beach?

Create a beach scene with colorful umbrellas and design your own flip flops!


Family Day at the Appleton

Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the holidays by visiting A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family Holiday Collection, the private holiday collection of Dr. Paul and Joyce Urban and their daughters Katie, Kristie, Kassie and Karlie then visit the ARTSpace to create holiday ornaments with cut and folded paper.

Family Day admission is free.