Art Box

What’s that out in front of the Art Center?? Why…it’s an ART BOX!

Thanks to a grant from the Hudson Ellis Fund and a collaboration with Mary G. Hogsett Primary School, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of the Art Box.

Modeled after the Little Free Libraries and Blessing Boxes you see around town, the Art Box will be stocked with FREE art supplies. Right now, we will use it as a distribution mechanism for small project kits.

Thanks to a new partnership with the Boyle County Community Early Childhood Council and The Gladys Project, our summer Art Box projects will focus around early literacy. Starting June 2, the Art Center will be offering free weekly art projects (with supplies!) that correspond to a selection of children’s books. We will post links to videos of those books being read on our social media pages. Families receiving services from The Gladys Project are also eligible to receive free books!

Supplies and instructions for new projects will be added to the Art Box every Tuesday throughout the summer, following the lineup below.

  • July 7 – “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
  • July 14 – “Ten Black Dots” by Donald Crews
  • July 21 – “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Walsh
  • July 28 – “A Bad Case of the Stripes” by David Shannon
  • August 4 – “Bear Sees Colors” by Karma Wilson