What is ArtZeum?
ArtZeum is a FREE annual interactive children’s arts exhibit. It includes multiple interconnected stations where kids can learn about the arts through play and hands-on activities. Each year features a new theme, allowing us to create new experiences for participants.
When does ArtZeum happen?
ArtZeum is a summer activity program. In 2019 ArtZeum is open from June 21 – August 11.
We also have additional classes and activities planned (click to see the calendar of related items or scroll to the bottom of the page).
What is this year’s ArtZeum theme?
The 2017 and 2018 themes were 100 Years & Beyond and Outer Space!
2019’s theme is Small Wonders: Insects and Art, helping us emphasize the important reintroduction of STEAM concepts to our community. We strongly believe Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math can be combined to provide a rewarding gallery experience to children of all ages.
Who does ArtZeum serve?
ArtZeum is a component of both our galleries and education programming. As such, it is open free of charge to all visitors. Our goal is to continue partnership with several local arts and children’s organizations, helping to bring a wider audience to the exhibit. In 2018, over 2300 people visited ArtZeum in the 8 weeks it was open.
How is ArtZeum created?
ArtZeum is designed from the ground-up each year to fit the annual theme. This primarily includes staff-designed components, as well as elements provided by other organizations. Each activity station is carefully composed to provide experience with different types of arts and arts thought-processes. This includes poetry and writing, visual art, and music, as well as engaging children through story-telling, reading, and movement.
How is ArtZeum funded?
This exhibit is funded solely through donation and sponsorship. This year a portion of the exhibit, Small Wonders: Insects in Focus, was provided in part through Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts and ExhibitsUSA.
We appreciate gifts both large and small to help keep this one-of-a-kind exhibit open to the Wichita Falls community.
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ArtZeum is a FREE annual interactive children’s arts exhibit. It includes multiple interconnected stations where kids can learn about the arts through play and hands-on activities. This year's theme is "Small Wonders: Insects and Art".
Join us for a great FREE hands-on learning event! Dr. Roy Vogtsberger from the MSUTexas Biology Department will be at The Kemp with microscopes and a variety of insect samples. Kids (and adults) can stop by and get an up close view of the amazing details of insect anatomy with expert assistance by Dr. Vogtsberger.
Unwind this summer by painting your own Pottery Bugs. Ceramic bisque caterpillars, butterflies, snakes, frogs, and more will be available to glaze through Carol Castro Ceramics.
Join us for a FREE informative session and learn all about edible insects... and maybe even try some sample foods!
Join us once again as Lake Arrowhead hosts a 3 Rivers Foundation Star Party! Astronomer Jeff Barton will lead us as we turn our eyes to the skies and renew our sense of wonder at the amazing Milky Way Galaxy! Watch the Delta Aquarids meteor shower... and we might even be able to see the Butterfly Cluster.
The state insect of Texas has been capturing the interest of observers now for many years. This beautiful bright orange and black butterfly is such a vital part of our state. During this FREE session you'll learn from members of the Rolling Plains Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists why the monarch is so special. We'll discuss monarch biology, anatomy, migration, milkweed host plants, and what you can do to insure that this beautiful butterfly will continue to bring pleasure to generations to come.