Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
1:00–5:00 p.m. PT
May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden
Great for artists of all ages, the Art Alive Garden of Activities brings hands-on fun to the floral extravaganza of Art Alive weekend. Join Museum educators in the floral-themed art-making space to experiment and explore through a variety of hands-on arts projects and demonstrations.
The 2024 Garden of Activities will again be outdoors to serve more youth and families. Experiment with a new skill by choosing to partake in individual or collaborative activities. The Garden of Activities guided projects are inspired by the art of India and the special Art Alive installation from the Museum’s renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of South Asian paintings.
Special to the Art Alive 2024 Garden of Activities and as part of our celebration of the art of India, guided rangoli art making with guest instructors from DOTURMINDS (Dot Your Minds) will be a featured activity. Rangoli is an ancient Indian art form of multi-colored sand used to create floor decorations symbolizing wealth, joy, and prosperity, as well as thanksgiving to deities. DOTURMINDS (Dot Your Minds) instructors will guide participants through a hands-on activity creating tabletop rangoli art using printed patterns and bottles of colored sand to create personal rangoli art. Once completed, attendees will be asked to brush off the art and take the experience of creating the rangoli with you while learning the art of letting go.
Free with Art Alive admission. Learn more about Art Alive 2024.