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After a year of social distancing, families can once again participate in the Museum of Art’s annual Family Art Festival

As summer comes into full swing, families and students in the Provo area can enjoy the return of the Museum of Art’s Family Art Festival. The annual festival will feature activities that cater to the interests of young kids, teenagers and adults alike. 

This year’s overarching theme is an “Art Staycation.” Visitors can explore the various exhibitions the MOA has to offer, including the outdoor sculpture garden, Becoming America, Treasures From the Collection and upcoming exhibitions like Vik Muniz’s “Extra-Ordinary” and the photo collection “Fields of Labor and Recovery.”

Each week starting June 14, the MOA will have an artistic theme related to the several impressive exhibits now on display. The first 75 families who register for each week will be greeted with a canvas bag filled with art supplies for kids at the main desk. After exploring the museum, families can take home these kits and make their own works of art inspired by the exhibits.

Museum art educator Kitsa Behringer hopes that families will continue to come back for each of the six weeks that the festival runs and connect with both the “shiny new” exhibitions as well as the old favorites, like the sculpture garden, which is on display year-round. 

“Very rarely do we change those sculptures,” Behringer explained, but she hopes that visitors will be able to “really explore . . . and engage with those sculptures, looking at them with new eyes in new ways” and return home with inspiration for their own figure or abstract sculpture.

This festival is a wonderful way to let kids, teens and adults delve into their artistic side while learning more about the art exhibitions and their creators. For weekly updates on the activities, visit the MOA website.

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