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Dive into free summer family fun at Artpark

by jmaloni

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Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:05 am

"Free Family Saturdays" offer hands-on art and live performances

Get the kids outside and get creative at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays" this summer. Families can enjoy a variety of weekly themed "make and take" hands-on art activities, the costume closet, paint space, pottery wheel and live performances.

"Free Family Saturdays," sponsored by Catholic Health, take place from July 27-Aug. 2 from noon-4 p.m. in the family activities area in the outdoor amphitheater.

•July 5 - Workshop theme: "Art in Action"

N.U.R.T. (Niagara University Repertory Theatre) performs live at 1 and 3 p.m.

•July 12 - Workshop theme: "Out with the Old, in with the Art!"

N.U.R.T. performs live at 1 and 3 p.m.

•July 19 - Workshop theme: "Art Outside"

N.U.R.T. performs live at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

The Greater Niagara Ballet Company performs "Peter and the Wolf" at 1 and 3 p.m. on the amphitheater stage

•July 26 - Workshop theme: "Monsters & Masks"

N.U.R.T. performs live at 1 and 3 p.m.

Aug. 2 - Workshop theme: "Polychromatic"

N.U.R.T. performs live at 1 and 3 p.m.

"Family Saturdays" can be accessed via the Portage Road entrance (walk down the red brick road or staircase) or through the South Fourth Street entrance nearest the Mainstage Theater (walk up the red brick road). There is no on-site parking fee. For large groups, call Art Programs Director Tanis Winslow in advance at 716-754-9000, ext. 105.

For more information on the" Free Family Saturdays," visit www.artpark.net or call 716-754-4375.

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