A is for Art

A is for Art is a program of the SDSU Children’s Center — showcases the amazing potential for creative expression by children between 6 months to 5 years of age. Each spring, special “A is for Art” events are held for the public to view paintings created by the children in collaboration with local community artists and classroom teachers. Local guest artists visit the classrooms to discuss their own art, demonstrate some artistic techniques, and mentor children in creating a painting created by children in each classroom.

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11th Annual 2015 SNEAK PEEK

Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m., KPBS Studios, San Diego State University

A peek at the 10 paintings created by the children, their teachers and community artists. The evening’s events include opportunity drawings, a silent auction of small painting created by the children, refreshments and entertainment for the children.

This event is free and open to the public.

11th Annual 2015 EXHIBITION

Saturday, April 18, 2015, Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m., Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, Balboa Park

The evening will include a live auction of 10 paintings created by the children, their teachers and community artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, opportunity drawings, wine and live music, all in the beautiful setting of the Mingei International Museum.

Tickets: $5 suggested donation, to help cover the costs of the event. This event is open to the public. The exhibition is an adults only event.

For a family-friendly visit to the Mingei, find out about their "Family Sundays," explore the exhibitions, make an art project, and most of all, have fun!

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