Enjoy Museum Month San Diego With Kids


Enjoy Museum Month WITH Kids!


Museum Month 2014

2014 marks the 25th year of Museum Month in San Diego! Forty-four museums are taking part in the event this year, offering 1/2 off admission to both kids and adults in February, with a FREE Museum Month Pass. Passes are available at Macy’s stores around San Diego.
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Create A Blue Landscape at Mingei’s Family Sunday!

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Mingei International Museum, located within Balboa Park, in San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

Juliana Flores, of Pachis, An Art Studio for Kids, will lead the upcoming Family Sunday on November 18th with art activity using materials such as fabric, yarn, sequins and bead. Come create your very own blue landscape!

You may recall our very own visit Juliana’s studio, a few months ago. In case you missed it, here’s a LINK to our post. We enjoyed doing art with her, and think she’ll conduct a fabulous Family Sunday!

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! It’s a great deal, and they always have fun art activities for the littles. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook


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Not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei, and we also enjoyed our visit to Pachis. We’re happy to share the info regarding the event with our readers. Our opinions are our own.

Rangoli Indian Chalk Art & More For Family Sunday at Mingei!

chalkart_mingeiMingei International Museum, located within Balboa Park, in San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

In celebration of Diwali Festival of Lights, visitors may celebrate diversity through art, by participating in a Rangoli Indian Chalk Art activity led by Starla Lewis, of Sunkisses on Sunday, October 21st.

Also, inspired by the Museum’s exhibition TRUE BLUE, Aunt Li-Anne from Aunt Li-Anne’s Story Garden and The Storytellers of San Diego, will lead storytime at 2:30pm. Aunt Li-Anne’s “Clever Tales that Touch the Heart” may take you to meet Strong Willed Princesses, Small but Powerful Heroes, or Masked and Mischievous Godlings! All linked by the Blue Theme, you are invited to travel, laugh and sing, or cry and shout, and above all imagine and transform on our True Blue Journey.

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! The Rangoli Indian Chalk Art craft and storytime are sure to be fun ativities for the kids. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook



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Not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei, and are happy to share the info regarding it with our readers. Our opinions are our own.

KidsWalk at ArtWalk San Diego ~ April 28th & 29th in Little Italy

kidswalkArtWalk has been one of my favorite Springtime events since it first started, many years ago. I’ve tried to attend every year, and have always enjoyed walking the streets of Little Italy, looking at assorted art from various artists. Once we had kids, I began taking them to ArtWalk as well.

A few years ago I discovered they had an area called KidsWalk, which is solely devoted to kids activities. KidsWalk is set up at Amici Park on Date Street & Union Streets, next to Walker Elementary. The area is set up with lots of tents from various affiliations, such as museums, art organizations, and local businesses.

Most tents have free art related activities for the kids. ArtReach, a local nonprofit associated with ArtWalk, has one such area. If you stop by KidsWalk at the right time, you might see the Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts performing, which is something our kids always find amazing to watch. One of our favorite KidsWalk activities is to join in with a group of others playing instruments with RhythmWorx.

This year, Birch Aquarium, The New Children’s Museum, & Rare Hare Studio will have crafts to make out of recycled materials, Art with Larisse will have a tent showing basic drawing techniques, and San Diego Seaside Scrollers will offer wood projects, to name a few! Mission Federal Credit Union, ArtWalk’s title sponsor, will also be at KidsWalk, with savings banks for kids to paint.

I’ve found that if you have kids, and head straight to KidsWalk, walking around the remainder of ArtWalk is much more enjoyable. KidsWalk allows them to use some of their energy, and gives them the opportunity to use their own creative outlet. I suggest setting aside an hour to and hour and a half to spend at KidsWalk.

ArtWalk San Diego, including KidsWalk, is from 11am-6pm, April 29th & 30th, 2012. There’s lots to see and do, and the festival is free! Click HERE to go to learn more about KidsWalk. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Sand Castle Snowman Is A True Work of Art!

sandcastlesnowmanToday we came across an incredible work of art, in the form of a sand castle snowman. While visiting the Hotel del Coronado, we saw a crowd gathering on the beach. Curious as to what there was to see, we walked across the sand, and saw the masterpiece. The details on this sand castle were incredible, and it was obvious the artist, otherwise known as The Sand Castle Man has a true passion for his work. Not only did he make and display his incredible art for all to enjoy, but he also played holiday music to go along with it, to make viewing the Sand Castle Snowman a true holiday experience.

If you want to see the Sand Castle Snowman for yourself, head over to beach with the beautiful white sand, directly across from the Hotel del Coronado. Who knows how long the masterpiece will hold up, but it’s already been there a week, so there’s a good chance The Sand Castle Man will take care to keep it together past Christmas. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Create A Collage at Mingei’s December Family Sunday!

collagefamilysundayOn the third Sunday of each month the Mingei International Museum, located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, has a special Family Sunday with reduced admission from Noon to 4pm. Children and families can explore the Museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt and participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on crafts.

Join artist and illustrator, Annika M. Nelson in creating your own collage using found papers, fabric and other materials for the December Family Sunday, on 12/18/11. Playing with shapes, layering textures and using favorite colors, artists of all ages and levels of experience will enjoy this hands-on opportunity to be creative. From portraits and more representational imagery to abstract compositions and patterns, Annika will assist participants in creating original art of their own design. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Special Family Sunday admission, from Noon to 4pm:
$5/family; $3/individual

DISCOVER MINGEI! Museum Treasure Hunt and Family Sunday are co-sponsored by The San Diego Union-Tribune and Enlace.

Collage art by Annika M. Nelson. Images provided by Mingei International Museum.

KidsWalk at ArtWalk on the Bay ~ Hands-On Family Fun!

kidswalkArtWalk on the Bay, a FREE, yearly art festival in San Diego, is happening from 10am-5pm on September 10th and 11th, 2011. ArtWalk on the Bay is the “little sister” of Mission Federal ArtWalk, which happens in Little Italy each Spring. ArtWalk on the Bay is set at Hilton Bayfront Park, just next to San Diego Bay, and includes a fun area for families, called KidsWalk!

KidsWalk will be located on the grassy area of the event, and includes fun, hands-on art activities for kids. Look for the tall, kinetic sail sculptures, and green pop up canopies. KidsWalk participants include the following:
ArtReach
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
Ceramic Fanatics
RhythmWorx
Art With Larisse
San Diego Creative Weaver’s Guild

Aside from KidsWalk, families can enjoy looking at art by 100+ artists displaying their creations, live music, food vendors, and more! There’s a nice breeze at the location, and you can easily push a jogger or stroller around the event. It’s a great area to spend the day!

The Hilton Bayfront Park is located just next to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, which is just east of the San Diego Convention Center, and just south of Petco Park. The address is for the location is One Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.

Parking is available for a special price of only $2 per day per space at an Ace parking lot, located at the northeast corner of Park Blvd. & Imperial Ave., next to Petco Park. Parking is also available in a structure just next to the lot near Petco Park for $10/day; at the Convention Center for $10/day; and at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (call for rates).

If you park near Petco Park, you can easily walk along the Harbor Drive Bridge to the event. There’s even an elevator, so you can take a stroller. If you do take the bridge with a stroller, remember that on your way back, you’ll want to take the elevator to the 3rd floor (P3) to reach the bridge. It’s an easy walk, and when we’ve taken it, our kids enjoyed the view from the bridge.

Check the links below for more info about ArtWalk on the Bay. It’s sure to be a fun, family-friendly event! Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: ArtWalk on the Bay
Facebook: ArtWalk on the Bay on Facebook
Twitter: @artwalksd

Photos by Paul Nestor, and courtesy of ArtWalk on the Bay.


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Art Fun for Kids at ART SD!

ART SAN DIEGO, a Contemporary Art Fair at San Diego’s Hilton Bayfront will have a fun, interactive area for kids from Noon-3:30pm on Sunday, September 4th. Parents can take their kids to participate in drumming and mask-making from Noon-2pm, and then participate in a Giant Puppet Parade, staged on the Embarcadero from 2pm-3:30pm. Children will have the opportunity to march with their creations in the Puppet Parade, and then participate in a picnic on the giant Community Blanket. All of the ART FUN activities are included in the price of event admission!

Tickets for the event may be purchased in advance, or at the door. Pricing is a bit less if purchased ahead of time. Click HERE for ticket info.

Not familiar with ART SAN DIEGO? Click HERE for more information about this neat, cultural event. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

P.S. Lincoln®, an ART SD sponsor, is giving away a gift card worth $400 and having a ticket giveaway (a $30 value) to attend ART SD to one lucky reader based anywhere in the U.S. who shares the event details through this link: http://on.fb.me/rnQbp9, along with their favorite artist, art period or museum, plus the hashtag #drivedesigndiscover on Twitter [ex: my favorite artist/art period/museum is X http://on.fb.me/rnQbp9 #drivedesigndiscover]. The gift event will end on Monday, 8/29/11 (was originally 8/24, but now extended!) so tweet the details, including your faves, and use the above link plus hashtag for a chance to win! Lincoln® will contact winner.



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Oceanside Museum of Art

The Oceanside Museum of Art is located in the Oceanside area of San Diego County, California. Check the link to their website for more info. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Oceanside Museum of Art
Twitter: @oceansidemuseum

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KidsWalk at ArtWalk San Diego

ArtWalk has been one of my favorite Springtime events since it first started, many years ago. I’ve tried to attend every year, and have always enjoyed walking the streets of Little Italy, looking at assorted art from various artists. Once we had kids, I began taking them to ArtWalk as well.

A few years ago I discovered they had an area called KidsWalk, which is solely devoted to kids activities. KidsWalk is set up at Amici Park on Date Street, next to Walker Elementary. The area is set up with lots of tents from various affiliations, such as museums, art organizations, and local businesses.

Most tents have free art related activities for the kids. ArtReach, a local nonprofit associated with ArtWalk, has one such area. If you stop by KidsWalk at the right time, you might see the Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts performing, which is something our kids always find amazing to watch. One of our favorite KidsWalk activities is to join in with a group of others playing instruments with RhythmWorx.

This year, the Chula Vista Nature Center will also be joining in the fun with live owls, sea stars, and crabs, plus a craft to take home. The Birch Aquarium will have a craft made of recycled materials. Mission Federal Credit Union, ArtWalk’s title sponsor, will also be at KidsWalk, with miniature piggy banks for the kids to paint.

I’ve found that if you have kids, and head straight to KidsWalk, walking around the remainder of ArtWalk is much more enjoyable. KidsWalk allows them to use some of their energy, and gives them the opportunity to use their own creative outlet. I suggest setting aside an hour to and hour and a half to spend at KidsWalk.

ArtWalk San Diego, including KidsWalk, is from 11am-6pm, April 30th & May 1st, 2011. There’s lots to see and do, and the festival is free! Click HERE to go to their website. Perhaps we’ll see you there!