Join us for our 7th annual mass creativity day

What is Mass Creativity Day?

Mass Creativity Day takes place Saturday, June 22, from 9:30am to 3pm! It is our 7th annual all-day outdoor celebration of art, creativity and community, held at the park across from the Museum. Families can enjoy live music and performances, food, hands-on art-making activities and free admission to the Museum.

Each year, Mass Creativity Day marks the culminating celebration of our Mass Creativity program, an artist-led community outreach program designed to inspire creativity and to make hands-on art-making accessible to those that might not otherwise experience it. This year’s workshops were led by our 2019 artist-in-residence, Tanya Aguiñiga, and centered on the theme of emotions and feelings.

The Workshops

From April to June, Tanya and the Museum Creative Team visited seven community centers in San Diego (The San Diego LGBT Center, Casa Familar, Barrio Logan College Institute, South Bay Community Services, Southern Sudanese Community Center, Paradise Hills + Skyline Hills Library and Solutions for Change) to facilitate workshops that explored how emotions manifest in tactile form through art-making. Each center was given a different body part or physical state of the imaginary being – head, torso, legs, arms, habitat, health and love – and created an art piece from everyday found materials based on how that body part made them feel and how they visualized the emotion.

The art pieces made by the children and families at the community center workshops will be on display on an outdoor gallery wall at Mass Creativity Day for visitors to view. These community creations will also help inform Tanya’s design of a new immersive Tot Studio installation in the Museum this fall.

Activities on Mass Creativity Day

There will be several hands-on art activities for visitors to participate in on Mass Creativity Day, which include open-making activities for all ages, a tot zone for ages 4 and under, bubbles and drawing circles. There will also be performances by Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan, World Beat Cultural Center with the popular painted dance floor, and Cypherst8.

Mass Creativity 2019 is made possible in part by U.S. Bank, COX Communications, Southwest Airlines, The City of San Diego, County of San Diego, Institute of Museum and Library Services, City of Chula Vista Cultural Arts Commission, and First 5 San Diego.

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