Posted August 12, 2021

Free Family Day with crafts, games, performance by Gypsy Geoff Marsh, Aug. 28

Join Piedmont Arts for 60th Anniversary Family Day on Saturday, August 28, 2021. This fun event for all ages will take place in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden from 10 am – 3 pm and is free of charge.

“We are thrilled to invite families and friends of the museum to the 60th Anniversary Family Day,” said Director of Programs Sarah Short. “This completely free event is being held to say thank you to our community for its continued support. There’s something for everyone, ages one to 99, so come for a few hours or stay all day for the wide array of fun.”

Enjoy crafts, games, magic workshops and a performance by acrobat/juggler/magician Gypsy Geoff Marsh. Gypsy Geoff has performed his unique circus stunts and zany marionette puppet shows at schools, family festivals and Renaissance fairs all over the world. Blue Ridge Regional Library will lead a craft and story time and Hylton’s Woodcooking Grill and Lickin’ Lizard Ice Cream will provide free refreshments compliments of the Harvest Youth Board.

Timed activities include:

  • 10 am – 12 pm Craft and story time with Blue Ridge Regional Library
  • 11 am – 2 pm Free food from Hylton’s Woodcooking Grill and Lickin’ Lizard Ice Cream
  • 11:30 am Magic workshop with Gypsy Geoff Marsh
  • 12:45 pm Magic workshop with Gypsy Geoff Marsh
  • 2 pm Performance by Gypsy Geoff Marsh

All-day activities include:

  • Tie-dye a Piedmont Arts t-shirt (while supplies last) or bring your own white t-shirt
  • Rock painting
  • Make a pinwheel
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Art goody-bags
  • Hoola hoops, bubbles and other games

The Gravely-Lester Art Garden is located at 207 Starling Avenue, Martinsville. In case of rain, Family Day will be held at Piedmont Arts. 

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