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Embrace the Arts as a Family

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The Hudgens Center for the Arts will be open to the public for a free Family Day on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.# Visitors can enjoy not just the current “We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art” exhibit, but also participate in make & take art projects inspired by the artists and techniques shown in that exhibit.

The volunteer-led make & take art activities will be available between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Participation is free and open to the public. Guests will also be able to visit the children”s Art Zone throughout the day to create art at the self-directed art stations, as well as enjoy playing with the puppet theater, reading in the reading nook, noodling at the musical stations and viewing the newly restored giant kaleidoscope.

Don”t forget to visit the lovely outdoor sculpture garden while at The Hudgens, with its graceful Japanese Maples, koi pond and waterfalls. The Garden Committee has been hard at work, and there are also colorful flowers as well as horticultural surprises around every corner.# It”s a beautiful place to bring a box lunch, sit at one of our picnic tables and enjoy the spring weather.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization that has been focused on supporting the arts in Georgia since its establishment in 1981.# The Hudgens presents fine art exhibits year round, and offers art classes for adults and children through its Fine Arts School.# It supports local community-based arts organizations through its programs, exhibits and partnerships.# The Hudgens” mission is to bring art lovers, leaders and learners together through quality programs and exhibits.

The Hudgens Center is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg. 300, in Duluth, in the Gwinnett Center complex. For more information visit www.thehudgens.org.