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Southern Utah Museum of Art to Host Family Days Activities

Published: January 22, 2018 | Author: Brooke Vlasich | Category: Arts

Mother and child drawingAfter hosting many popular family activities during the 2017 holiday season, the Southern Utah Museum of Art and artsFUSION are bringing back visual art activities for southern Utah families with Family Days. These free programs will be held on the final Saturday of each month at the Southern Utah Museum of Art from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will be taught by Southern Utah University students.

Family Days, formerly known as Family Arts Night Series (FANS), has provided numerous opportunities for parents, children, and grandparents to create together. Alisa Petersen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts, said, “The new activities for Family Days will be self-guided. This lets participants learn at their own pace and spend as much time as they want on each project. We also hope that participants will be able to replicate these art activities at home on their own and continue experimenting with them after they leave the museum.”

This past semester, families created artwork together with many activities including African block printing, paper art, and watercolor snowflakes. Thanks to the continued support of artsFUSION, the Southern Utah Museum of Art’s Learn + Experience team look forward to continuing this program for families throughout the southern Utah area.

SUMA School and Family Programs Associate, Nikki Lewis, said, “Family Days are an opportunity for community members of all ages to experience hands-on activities and learn more about the exhibits currently on display at SUMA. Watching children engage with their family and friends as they discover new ideas about both art and themselves is not only rewarding but shows just how meaningful our new museum has become within the Iron County community.”

Family Days are free and open to the public. Families are welcome to drop in anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. The activities will be held on January 27, February 24, March 24, and April 28.

See how you can create with the whole family during Family Days at SUMA. For more information, please visit

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Ashley H Pollock