Our front hall artistic theme looks to be changing again just in time for the spring season (it’s going to be getting warmer here soon right?) This time we are excited to be enlisting the help of the boys and girls from the Children’s Museum of the Arts right around the corner who will be repainting and supplying works of art to our light boxes and reception hall.
To help continue the tradition of teaching art in school, and in support of the amazing partnership we have with the Children’s Museum of the Arts, we are asking those who are willing to please donate what supplies you can for our little artists in residence.
You will find the donation box located at reception this week leading up to our celebration of the event on Tuesday, March 31st at 5pm.
If anyone would like for their own children to get involved with CMA, please contact Taylor Cavallo.
The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. They work to fulfill our mission by providing authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community, and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art. We are committed to celebrating the artist in every child and promoting access to the arts for all children regardless of ability or socioeconomic status because we believe the arts are critical to child and youth development and to strong and vibrant communities.
Founded in October 1988 by Kathleen Schneider, the museum has been located in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo since its inception. As CMA’s audience grew in size, its young artists grew as well, eventually outgrowing the facility on Lafayette Street. CMA needed a larger space to expand its’ programming, reaching more communities and kids up to age 15. In 2010, CMA broke ground on a former loading dock west of SoHo, working with architects and developers to create a state-of-the art facility that would benefit a range of ages and abilities. Children’s Museum of the Arts opened the doors to its new 10,000sq ft. home on Charlton Street in 2011. Since then, CMA has served hundreds of thousands of children and families.