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Tall Tales and Hay Bales: Family Arts Festival 2023

BYU MOA’s Family Arts Festival 2023: Tall Tales Will Feature Western-American Themed Art and Activities Designed For Children

Photo courtesy of BYU Museum of Art.

Giddy up! It's time for the BYU Museum of Art’s Family Arts Festival. This year we’re headed to the Wild, Wild, West. This free event for children and family includes live entertainment, art activities, games, photo opportunities and more.

Photo courtesy of BYU Museum of Art.

This year’s theme is “Tall Tales” and all the activities will be centered around the Western-American art of the “Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home” exhibition. Families will enjoy Western-themed activities such as dancing, lassoing, horseshoes, cornhole and storytelling. They can even take home souvenirs such as harmonicas, candles, yarn paintings and personalized tote bags.

Kitsa Behringer, a MOA Educator and leader of family programs at the Museum, says, “Each year my team of student educators plan and prepare a special day of engaging art-making opportunities for children and their families. We can’t wait to engage with all who come on June 9!”

The Festival is one day only, running from 10-3 pm on Friday, June 9, 2023. All galleries of the Museum will be open to the public as usual during the Festival. Grab your family, saddle your horse and trot your way down to the MOA this weekend.