Celebrate Summer with Art in YOUR Park!

Join Cheryl, the Cultural Center’s Education & Outreach Coordinator, at any of the dates/times/locations below for fun art projects for kids this summer! Recommended for school-aged children; ages 7 & under must be accompanied by parent or older sibling. Art in Your Park (AIYP) is free, but donations are welcome! Join us in YOUR parks this summer!


  • June 12: Smith Park NYM 10-12 and 1-3: Kites
  • June 14: Green Island Wadena 10-12 and 1-3: Gardening: make pots from paper
  • June 18: Perham Library 1-3:30: Small Puppets
  • July 10: Perham Library 1-3:30: Paper Hats
  • July 12: Fish House Festival! 1-3:  Art at the Cultural Center: Painted Rocks & More!
  • July 17: CANCELED DUE TO RAIN. Green Island, Wadena 10-12 and 1-3: Painted Rocks |
    [ RESCHEDULED TO JULY 24, Same time, same location ]
  • July 18: Henning 10-12: Tie Dying
  • July 24: RESCHEDULED Green Island, Wadena 10-12 and 1-3: Painted Rocks
  • July 30:  In front of NYM Library.  10-12 and 1-3: Tie Dying
  • August 2:  Green Island, Wadena 10-12 and 1-3: Kites

These free summer art activities for kids are available thanks to the generous support of our donors, members, and grant-making organizations. Continued donations are needed to keep these programs free and available to all. To make an online donation to support Art in Your Park, click here, or call us at 218-385-3339. Thank you!


This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota from a grant through the Lakes Region Arts Council with a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Thanks also to Hoffmann Loft Apartments of Wadena for sponsoring Art in Your Park – Wadena for Summer 2019!