Art in the Park
Drop-in visitor art making is available at the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: 100 Acres. Work with teaching artists to create your own work of art inspired by the natural environment. Mix a little art-making into your nature time with a different art activity each month. Projects are designed to be accessible and fun for museum visitors of all ages and all levels of art-making experience.
Welcome the color of spring back into the world with activities throughout the month using one of natures’ most vibrant and refreshing colors.
From wildflowers to wildwoods, let your creative wild side roam free in 100 Acres! Find inspiration in the wilderness to create some wild art–mixing natural things found in the park with man-made art supplies!
Back by popular demand! Come get your hands a little dirty as we play, shape and make with one of Earth’s oldest materials for making art…CLAY! July HEAR That?! Increase the power of your hearing by turning up the volume on nature! Design your own nature amplifiers and experience areas in the Park in a whole new way.
Fine Feathered Friends
Do some real tweeting while making bird-inspired art. Discover the variety of birds that call 100 Acres home this time of year! Hang out with chief naturalist, John Faust as he captures and releases birds to track their migration patterns on August 17 from 1 to 3 pm. Get an up close look at Take Flight! wildlife educator Mark Booth’s birds of prey on August 31 from 1 to 3 pm.
Collect fallen leaves of all shapes, sizes and colors along the way to the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion and turn them into an autumn mosaic.