The staff at the Muscatine Art Center are busy preparing for upcoming events this holiday season. The annual Sunday with Santa is set for December 3. The Gingerbread House workshop will be held Saturday, December 9, and returning this year, the Kids Pajama Party will take place Thursday, December 14.

 

Sunday with Santa is a free event sponsored by CBI Bank & Trust, Community Bank and Trust, and First National Bank. The December 3 event begins at 1:30 p.m. with pictures with Santa until 3:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own cameras. There will be a craft activity and refreshments will be provided. Attendees can also enjoy our current exhibitions, Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays, The Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, and the Heartfelt & Handmade Ornament Competition. Ornaments are available for purchase through December 14!

 

The popular Gingerbread House workshop will be held in the studio again this year and is open to all families. Houses are just $10 each, and all supplies will be provided. The December 9 workshop, led by Julie Lear, will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Please register by calling (563) 263-8282 by December 5.

 

It’s pajama party time! A kids’ favorite returns this year. Families will experience a fun-filled evening at the Art Center in their pajamas, where they can join us for story time, two crafts, and a snack. This event will take place December 14 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. The fee is $5 per child with registrations taken through December 12.

 

The Muscatine Art Center is located at 1314 Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine, Iowa. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Visit ww.muscatineartcenter.org for more information about programs and events and to download a class brochure.