News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Spring Family Day at the Palo Alto Art Center on April 14
Contact : Sarah Goodman, Marketing Coordinator    (650) 605-3511
Palo Alto, CA - Join the Art Center to celebrate spring and say farewell to our exhibition Community Creates on Sunday, April 14, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. Our Spring Family Day will include an afternoon of FREE art-making for families with children ages 5 and up.

A variety of activities are planned in the spirit of Community Creates. Artist Lars Howlett will lead Family Day participants in constructing a large-scale labyrinth out of tree branches collected from recently pruned trees in the neighborhood. Participants will have an opportunity to create their own tree collages using the photographs featured in Angela Buenning Filo's The Palo Alto Forest. Susan O'Malley's Community Advice will be the basis for a screen-printing activity where participants can print their own advice posters to distribute within their communities or hang in their homes.

All activities are led by professional artists, art teachers, and volunteers.

  • Art Center Foundation Member Preview: 1-2 p.m.
  • Community welcome: 2-4 p.m.

Family-level members and above can experience an exclusive preview of our Family Day events. Join us an hour early at 1 p.m. to have art activities all to yourselves, before the event officially begins at 2 p.m. To become a member, visit 

Children must be accompanied by an adult. All Family Days are FREE, thanks to the support of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. 

The Palo Alto Art Center is located at 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. Exhibition hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please visit the Palo Alto Art Center page or email