Spectacular Saturdays

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us and make every Saturday spectacular!

Discover, create, and participate in Art Venture with art-making activities and community educational programming. From 10:00am - 5:00pm, visit our current exhibitions, try a gallery scavenger hunt with your family and friends to win a prize, and enjoy community collaborations, guest performances, and so much more!

Each Saturday we introduce a brand new selection of craft activities relating to one of the museum's current exhibitions or a special community event! These projects will be available throughout the week inside of Art Venture, open from 10:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:00pm - 5:00pm on Sunday, located on the first floor of the museum.

NEW! Every 1st Saturday of the month : Family Tour of the galleries! 
11:00am  |  free to members, $5 non-members, included in Art Venture activity fee

$5 per child (age 12 months to 17 years)
adults and chaperones free

Art Venture is always free to our Museum members
(children are covered under a family membership
held by parents or grandparents)
as well as all guardians and chaperones.

Art Venture is always free to children covered by a family membership.

Special Saturdays where Art Venture is FREE and open to the public.

Next FREE Community Day: September 26, 2015



Saturday, August 1 | Asian Art Exploration 

Family Tour Available  |  11:00am  |  free to members, $5 non-members, included in Art Venture activity fee

Saturday, August 8 | A Day at the Beach

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Saturday, August 15 | Explore New Materials inspired by the art of Vik Muniz

Collaborative Collage | 11am-2pm | Participate in the creation of an upcycled collage of Russian Pop Art Box Handbag by Judith Leiber in the atrium!

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Saturday, August 22 | Art That Sparkles inspired by the art of Vik Muniz and Judith Leiber

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Saturday, August 29 | Back to School


Saturday, September 5 | Celebrate Cultural Influences inspired by the art of Jiha Moon

Family Tour Available  |  11:00 am  |  free to members, $5 non-members, included in Art Venture activity fee

Einstein's Monkey | 1-3 pm | Musical performance for kids of all ages in Atrium

Saturday, September 12 | Grandparents Day | Make special memories by making art together!  Create tissue paper flowers and vases, decorate picture frames, draw, paint and sculpt.  

Exposure Roanoke will be in Art Venture taking photos from 11 - 3

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Saturday, September 19 | Explore Sculpture and Pottery

Blue Ridge Potter's Guild in Art Venture | 11-3 pm | Try wheel throwing and hand building

Saturday, September 26 | Roanoke Science Festival and Museum Day Live

Free Community Art Venture Day!

Southwest Virginia Ballet Performance | 2 pm | in the Auditorium

Participate in an exciting array of activities that combine science and art, experience 8 interactive stations by VT/Carilion