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Third Saturdays for Families

Family art making continues at the UMFA while Museum galleries remain temporarily closed for reinstallation. Join us in the UMFA education classroom for FREE hands-on activities designed for all ages and abilities.

Galleries reopen to the public August 26.


Child at Third Saturday for Families activity

Third Saturdays are FREE family activity days offered each third Saturday of the month. Instruction and activities are available from 1–4 pm and are first come, first served. Campus parking is free on Saturdays, including the parking garage east of the MuseumPlease call 801.581.3580 or email for more information. 



Landscape Yarn Painting
Saturday, April 15 | 14 pm | FREE
UMFA Education Classroom
Yarn painting originates from the Huichol or Wixáritari (pronounced /wi'raritari/) culture of Mexico. View colorful, nature-inspired yarn paintings to inspire your own yarn landscape.

This event is part of ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment

Drawing Machines
Saturday, May 20 | 1
4 pm | FREE
UMFA Education Classroom
Chance and accident have influenced art for more than a century. Experiment with randomness by crafting a drawing machine to create your own work of art. We'll provide all the parts needed to create a self-moving machine that draws.

Rattle Instruments
Saturday, June 17 | 1
4 pm | FREE
UMFA Education Classroom
From Mexican maracas to African seed gourds, cultures everywhere make rattle musical instruments. Discover the variety of rattle shapes and diverse sounds made by instruments from around the world and decorate your own set of musical rattles for music making.


    Third Saturdays are funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program.

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