The Akron Art Museum will host a number of activities for children and families this fall. In addition to the museum’s popular Live Creative programs for ages 0 to 12, Trick or Treat on South High Street returns on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Trick or Treat on South High Street is for all ages and their grown-ups and includes an evening of fun, art-making, trick or treat in the galleries for art supplies, and a spooky musical performance.
Kids are encouraged to arrive in costume. The event is free for museum members and $10 per child for non-members. Registration is required for all kids and family programs. Register online at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration, or call (330) 376-9186.
Additionally, the art museum’s Live Creative programs bring fun and inspiration to kids of all ages. Beginning with the very youngest children, Art Babes, for 0 to 18-month-olds and their grown-ups, provides experiences for babies that engage a full range of sensory activities, including visually stimulating play with colors and shapes, as well as tactile play, sounds, tastes, even scents.
It’s a welcoming environment for a unique learning (and bonding) experience between babies and their grown-ups. Art Babes meets on the following Thursdays: Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 for 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions on each day.
Creative Playdates, for 0 to 5 year-olds and their grown-ups, offers open-ended play that lets kids stretch their imagination, make a mess and meet new friends. As an added bonus, the Art Museum handles all of the clean-up afterwards. The next Creative Playdates is Thursday, Nov. 3 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Art Tales, for all ages and their grown-ups, engages children with interactive storytelling, songs, rhymes and art. Art Tales meets next Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tots Create, for 2 and 3-year-olds and their grown-ups, gives toddlers the opportunity to explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes—all while making a beautiful mess. Tots Create meets Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Kids Studio classes, for ages 7 to 12, present kids with the chance to explore unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art—just like professional artists. The experience gives them a fresh perspective in thinking creatively, while building confidence along the way. Kids Studio meets Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Visit AkronArtMuseum.org/calendar to read full descriptions of each program and to register. Art Babes, Tots Create and Kids Studio classes are $10 per museum member child and $15 per non-member child. Art Tales and Creative Playdates are free for children of museum members and $10 and $15, respectively, per child for non-members.
Akron Art Museum memberships for families start at $75 and can be purchased online at AkronArtMuseum.org/join, or by phone at (330) 376-9186, ext. 225.
Art Babes, Creative Playdates, Art Tales are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.
Tots Create and Kids Studio are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.
Family Days: Trick or Treat on South High Street is made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson and Katherine Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein.