First Stop - Paint & Play!Begin the day at the Color Clay Café on East North Street. Kids can choose their own unfinished pottery pieces and then use as many glaze colors as their little hearts desire to paint a masterpiece! After they design and paint, the staff will fire their finished pieces to perfection! Insider's Tip: The Color Clay Café also offers affordable, step-by-step classes in various specialties: mosaics, clay hand-building, acrylic painting and glass fusing!
Second Stop - Explore & More!After unleashing your child's inner clay artist, hop in the car and take a quick drive downtown to The Children's Museum of the Upstate, located on College Street. The kiddos can start with their "Off The Wall" exhibit-a fun exploration of visual, performing and language arts! Then visit their "Open Art Studios," where kids can paint, color, cut, and paste. Art projects are regularly changing, so there's always something new and fun to try! A quick visit to the Museum's website will help you find the perfect exhibits to fit your child's interests! Insider's Tip: This Museum is fun for kids AND adults. Find a babysitter one evening, leave the kids at home, and experience their "Grown-Ups Only Night" for a great date!
Last Stop - Out & About!End your art and culture crawl by taking a walk around downtown Greenville together and "discovering" amazing Art in Public Places! The Main Street Walking Tour will help you find some of the unique outdoor art found all around! You'll meet founding fathers, cute little mice, and experience modern art, too! Insider's Tip: Visit the City of Greenville's website for an interactive map of art tours (and downloadable print versions, too). Plus, the maps also show you all the Free Weekend & Evening parking areas around town!
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Keep your child's art and culture experience going after the weekend by checking out the Greenville Symphony Orchestra's Lollipops Concerts. Held at the Hughes Main Library, these free concerts allow kids to learn about instruments and classical music AND experience a performance-complete with a fun storybook reading!