Westport Arts Center “Gets WACky” with Toys on March 11

Many kids and their families will descend upon the Westport Arts Center on Sunday, March 11, 2 to 4 p.m., to make art with toys and inspired by toys. “WACky Family Day,” the Arts Center’s popular program which is entering its third year, is an opportunity for families to make art in a creative community environment.

For the dynamic March program, all the art projects will be centered around the theme of “Toys,” inspired by the Arts Center’s current exhibition, “Toy Stories,” which features works of art that were created by artists that work with toys, video, and toy-creation technology.

WACky Family Day promises to deliver a wide array of exciting art projects using a range of materials, inspired by the artists in Center’s exhibition. The goal of WACky Family Days is to provide quality arts experiences for the entire family. Projects families can participate in include Calder-inspired circus figurines, crayon mosaics, funky-faced robots, and more.

Admission is $10 for adults free for adults and children age two and under. Due to the popularity and in order to ensure the quality of this program, advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Pre-registration is requested by phone at (203) 222-7070 or by purchasing tickets online at www.westportartscenter.org. Ticket sales at the door will be on a first-come first-served basis.

About The Westport Art Center

The Westport Arts Center is a visual and performing arts organization dedicated to creating arts experiences that enrich the lives of area residents and the entire community. The Westport Arts Center is supported with funds from the Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc., Bernstein Global Wealth Management, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, 4th Row Films, Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation, Fairfield County Bank, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Gault, Inc., GWAY Marketing Gymnasium, Andrew J. & Christine C. Hall Foundation, Melissa & Doug, Moffly Media, New Alliance Bank, Newman’s Own Foundation, Pepperidge Farm, Inc., U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Westport Resources, Westport Sunrise Rotary, Young Voices Program, Xerox Foundation, and WSHU Public Radio Group.

For more information, contact Westport Arts Center at 203-222-7070, www.westportartscenter.org. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 2p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.

For more information about Fairfield County visit www.visitwesternct.com

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