Family ARTVenture Holiday Open House with Santa | Wichita Art Museum

Get in the holiday spirit with Wichita Art Museum’s Family ARTVenture Holiday Open House for festive activities for the whole family. Admission is FREE and families can celebrate the holidays through fun art activities.  

Holiday Open House with Santa

December 2, 2023 | 10am – 1pm
Free event
Wichita Art Museum | 1400 Museum Blvd
Organized by: Friends of the Wichita Art Museum

10-11:30 am  |  Enjoy holiday-themed performances, including music and storytelling.
10 am – noon  |  Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their reindeer in front of the museum’s main entrance.
10 am – 1 pm  |  Get inspiration from the works of art on view and create your own masterpiece to take home.Take a holiday party pic with Lamphouse Photo Company.
11 am – 1 pm  |  Watch embroidery and wood painting demonstrations in the exhibition Sister Cities: Celebrating Kaifeng, China.
11:30 am – noon  |  Enjoy a performance by Holy Savior Catholic Academy choir celebrating the exhibition Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice
Noon  |  Join a tea ceremony led by delegates from China in conjunction with Sister Cities: Celebrating Kaifeng, China.

Attendees may also enjoy free admission to featured exhibitions Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body and Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice.

Other Winter Events with WAM

Storytime “Dream Snow” by Eric Carle
December 1, 2023 | 10:30-11:30am 

Young learners and their caregivers are invited to join Storytime in the galleries on the first Friday of each month. Works of art will come to life through engaging stories and related activities, which change each session. Extend your visit by exploring The Living Room– WAM’s interactive space for families–afterward.

ELF Interactive Screening (21+)
December 1, 2023 | 8pm

$25 public/$15 WAM members 21+ event
Bar is credit/debit card only.
Galleries open 5-9 pm
Screening begins at 8 pm
Buddy is back! And so are his jolly elf friends to get the crowd in a festive mood! WAM Renegades are again offering an interactive screening of the 2003 hit comedy Elf. Tickets include your own elf-themed goodie bag filled to the brim with all of the essentials you’ll need to watch (and interact) with the film!

Be sure to visit the museum gift shop or 1400 by Elderslie while you are there!

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