Join AMSET for a drive-thru Family Arts Day, Aug.15
(Beaumont, TX; July 16, 2020) The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites children and their families to join in AMSET’s free drive-thru “Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART” Family Arts Day on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until supplies last.
“To continue fulfilling our mission of providing education, inspiration and creative vision throughout Southeast Texas, AMSET has decided to have a drive-thru style Family Arts Day for the safety of our guests due to Covid-19,” Andy Gardner, AMSET’s curator education/outreach, said.
Bags filled with supplies to create four art activities will be handed out to families while they remain in their vehicles and drive through the AMSET parking lot. Families will learn how to create innovative works of art with repurposed materials to coincide with AMSET’s summer recycling theme, “Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART.” Activities are inspired by AMSET’s current exhibitions, PATRICK TURK: Higher Planes and KANA HARADA: Celestial Garden.
Joining in on the fun, Beaumont Police Department Cops & Kids with McGruff the Crime Dog and the Fire Museum of Texas with Smokey Bear, who will be celebrating his 76th birthday, will be giving away handouts and swag throughout the day.
Art activity supplies will be limited and given out according to the number of children in the vehicle.
Throughout the day, AMSET will draw winners for backpacks full of school supplies to kick off the new school year.
Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.
This program is made possible in part by an anonymous donor, American Valve and Hydrant, Architectural Alliance, Bill Clark Pest Control, Rob Clark & Jerry Thacker,
Daniels Construction. Diane and Don Shaver, Edaren Foundation, The Garth Family Partnership in memory of Mary Jane Garth and Harriet Garth, Merrill Lynch,
Helen Caldwell Locke and Curtis Blakey Locke Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Regina Rogers – In loving memory of Julie & Ben Rogers, Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation, and the City of Beaumont.