Spring Fever Festival at the Muscatine Art Center Print
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Written by Lynn Bartenhagen   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 07:38

Join the Muscatine Art Center staff in shaking off the winter “blahs”! The Spring Fever Family Festival is a FREE event on Saturday, March 15th from 1 to 4 p.m. Kids of all ages will create a variety of art projects, watch an artist work on a still life painting, enjoy an indoor picnic with healthy fruits and vegetables and learn about the Blue Zones Project Muscatine. Storytelling will take place at 1:30 p.m.

At the core of the event is the exhibition, “The Art of Living Well”. Presented in five sections –Relax, Play, Work, Eat and Belong, the exhibition is a journey into the past so people today can discover some ways to live healthier, happier lives. The exhibition also features a range of artwork, artifacts and photographs. Represented in the exhibition is the work of Grant Wood, John Bloom and Oscar Grossheim.

The Spring Fever Family Festival is funded in part through a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is FREE on Saturday March 15.  The event will start at 1:00 p.m. and run until 4:00 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Indoor picnic
  • Grant Wood landscapes
  • Collage self portraits
  • Still life demonstration with artist Bao Thien
  • Storytelling at 1:30 p.m.
  • Booth by Blue Zones Project Muscatine

EVENT DETAILS:

What: Spring Fever!

Who: Hosted by Muscatine Art Center Staff

When: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Time: 1:00-4:00 PM

Where: The Muscatine Art Center

Admission to this program is FREE.

Please contact, Melanie Alexander, Director, with any questions or concerns at 563-263-8282 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Muscatine Art Center is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from

10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday from 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM Admission is FREE.