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Third Saturdays for Families

Family art making continues at the UMFA while Museum galleries are temporarily closed for remodeling and reinstallation. Join us in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building for FREE hands-on activities designed for all ages and abilities. Galleries reopen to the public August 26.   


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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.



Saturday, February 18 | 14 pm | FREE
UMFA lobby and café
Local folk artist Jeronimo Lozano creates unique and colorful retablos-clay sculptures in painted wooden boxes-depicting traditional scenes from Utah and his native Peru. Use them to spark your imagination as you shape clay figures and construct your own retablo.

Art Aprons
Saturday, March | 14 pm | FREE
No need to worry about getting paint on your pants or marker on your shirt. Design and decorate your own canvas apron—sized just right for young artists. We'll explore contemporary abstract art to inspire your wearable art creation. 

Landscape Yarn Painting
Saturday, April 15 | 14 pm | FREE
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
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
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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