Mass Creativity 2021

Mass Creativity is an artist-led community outreach program that involves the community to help provide inspiration for a new art installation in the Museum created by an artist-in-residence. This year’s Mass Creativity will take place virtually in collaboration with artist David Israel Reynoso and his OPTIKA MODERNA theatre company. Seven community centers throughout San Diego will each receive art kits for children to discover the story of Teatro Piñata (the new installation by Reynoso coming to the Museum later this fall) and create their own paper theatre and poster designs. Families are then invited to share their creations with the artist in a virtual community event!

The program culminates in an all-day free celebration of art, creativity and community called Mass Creativity Day held at The New Children’s Museum. Find more details of our Mass Creativity-related events below.

For 2021, we are partnering with the following community centers:

Barrio Logan College Institute
Casa Familiar
City Heights Weingart Library
Skyline Hills Library
The San Diego LGBT Center
Solutions for Change

Key Dates

Virtual Mass Creativity Community Event
Oct. 1, 6pm on Zoom

Share your Mass Creativity art kit creations with artist David Israel Reynoso, the creator of Teatro Piñata! Learn more about the world of Teatro Piñata and the upcoming Mass Creativity Day at the Museum. Note: This event is specifically for our community partner families.

Mass Creativity Day
Oct. 23, 9am-3pm at the Museum

Join us for an all-day outdoor free celebration of art, creativity and community held in the Museum Park. Enjoy live music, food, hands-on art-making activities and free admission to the Museum!

Meet the Artist

David Israel Reynoso is a San Diego-based artist and theatre designer. He is a recipient of a San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Award as well as a 2011 Obie Award for Sleep No More the mysterious, non-linear theatre production in which audiences could touch, smell and even taste. He also founded OPTIKA MODERNA, the innovative, immersive theatre company that creates “bold experiences that allow participants to peer through the eyes of another.” Reynoso is this year’s Mass Creativity artist-in-residence and is collaborating with the Museum and the community on a new art installation called, Teatro Piñata, to open at The New Children’s Museum later this fall.  Visit the artist’s website.

Mass Creativity 2021 is made possible in part by:

Masks Required

Masks are required for all guests (ages 2+) regardless of vaccination status. Mesh masks, neck gaiters and face shields are not accepted as mask substitutes. Click here to read our full Safer Play Policy before visiting the Museum.