July 11, 2013 (Knoxville, TN) — The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates summer with a Family Fun Day Saturday, July 27 from 11am to 3pm. This summer-themed day is packed with fun art-making activities, artist demonstrations, face painting, balloon twisting, continuous entertainment on stage, and docents in the galleries.
Children of all ages can create art at one of the many art-making stations inspired by current exhibitions Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee, and Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond. Additionally Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper will get young artists thinking about animal and large-scale painting.
Entertainment for Family Fun Day includes live music by the Johnson Swingtet. Led by Eugene Johnson, this combo draws its inspiration from the great jazz artists of the 1930s through the 1950s. Snacks will be available for purchase.
Family Fun Day is FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of Laura and Jason Bales.
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10am–5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm.Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit www.knoxart.org.