Erie Museum of Art Hosts Second Sunday Event Filled with Family-Friendly Activities

With colder temperatures and rising COVID-19 cases, one thing families have an opportunity to do is spend time painting together.

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon that forced families to think outside the box to find something fun to do.

One place that got a head start was the Erie Museum of Art, which had fun art activities for people to enjoy indoors. This event ended up having a decent crowd size.

John Bojarski, age 10, came to the Erie Art Museum for art painting activities with his pack and family.

“It’s quite fun. I like it,” said Erie resident John Bojarski.

Bojarski said painting was not a new hobby for him, in fact he had been holding a brush to paper since he was two years old.

“The colors of water and it can be used for different things. Like this paint here can form different things, and it can dry out, and it looks pretty good,” Bojarski said.

The Erie Museum of Art offers different opportunities for community members every month, such as printmaking, tissue paper painting, origami, clay crafts, and more.

“It’s really important to create as much as possible and visit your local institutions like the Erie Museum of Art, the Children’s Museum. Stop and see what they are doing. Make sure you can look at the art on the walls and sometimes it can be a break to see what local art institutions have,” said Jamie Keim, graphic designer for Erie Art Museum.

The families said this event gives them more time to spend together through the painting.

“It’s so good to sit down and spend time together doing something fun like this. It’s a Sunday afternoon. It’s really raining right now and then it’s going to turn to snow. I so think this year especially get together for a few hours,” said Erie resident Joelyn Bush.

The families also said they visited the art museum after the painting activity.

The next similar event at the Erie Art Museum will take place on February 13.

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Reggie S. Williams