Free Summer Arts Events for Families


Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran through August 30, 2014
This summer, join the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design for its Free Summer  Saturdays series of programming, including Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops is FREE every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Be inspired by the Corcoran’s permanent collection and special summer exhibitions American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley (June 28—September 28, 2014) and Mark Tribe: Plein Air. (July 19—September 28, 2014).

Michael’s Stores Kids Club Summer Saturdays July 5 – August 2 10am-12pm Noon
Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.


Saturday July 12: Free Art Workshop for Youth Age 10-16, parents welcome
1:30–4:30 pm AFL-CIO, 815 16th St, NW Washington D.C. 20005
Celebrate artist Ralph Fasanella’s mission with an afternoon of art and activism. Students will work side-by-side with museum educators on a paint portrait (no experience necessary!). They’ll also get a guided tour of the AFL-CIO and a special viewing of Ralph Fasanella’s documentary on the importance of labor history, and of the role of the arts in remembering it. Space is limited and registration closes soon. Just download and return this form to, or contact Brittany at 202-778-9833 with any questions. Event flyer.

Saturday July 19: The Ultimate Urban Safari at The Corcoran
Family Day 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free; no registration required. All ages welcome!
Join us for a wild summer day dedicated to the animal kingdom! Spurred on by Albert Paley’s exhibition, discover how creatures big and small can inspire through workshop activities, book readings, and wildlife specialists. Participate in an animal welfare community service project that day and make a difference! Bring items to donate to the Washington Humane Society; check the full list.


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