Community Day

Saturday, February 22, 2020
11:00am – 2:00 pm

Frye Art Museum

Community Day at the Frye is back! Families and friends of all ages are invited to join us for an array of festivities. Come explore the new exhibitions through gallery activities, guided tours, and hands-on art-making projects. All activities are free!

Community Day Events

11 am–2 pm
Drop-In Art-Making: Wet Felting
Art Studio

Create a project inspired by the felted wool compositions in Rebecca Brewer's exhibition Natural Horror. Participants are invited to explore this wet felting technique and create a key chain to take home.

11 am–2 pm
Demonstration: What is Plaster?
Art Studio

How are Francesca Lohmann’s plaster sculptures in Subspontaneous created? Stop by the Art Studio to investigate this unique material and watch it take shape!

11 am–2 pm
Drop-In Art-Making: Painting by Chance
Art Studio

Experiment with the effects of gravity and play with elements of nature and color while creating an abstract painting to take home. Inspired by current exhibitions, this activity combines creativity and the element of chance. Let go and see what happens!

11 am–2 pm
Family Shorts from SIFF Education

SIFF Education will be screening a selection of family-friendly films. Note that films will rotate every thirty minutes. Watch one or watch them all!

11 am–2 pm
Hands-on Film Projection with Northwest Film Forum
Education Wing

Discover film, examine frames, and try all the knobs and buttons as you learn how to play 16mm film on a projector. You can load and run a run a reel of film through a projector, then draw what you would like to put in your own frames of film.

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Music Performance by Magic Key
Art Studio

Tap your toes and wiggle your feet while jamming with ukulele players from Magic Key featuring Mike Fox.

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Public Tour
Meet in Rotunda

Visitors are invited to join a trained Gallery Guide for a tour of the Frye’s current exhibitions.

1–1:30 pm
Family-Friendly Tour
Meet in Rotunda

Families with kids of all ages are invited to join a trained Gallery Guide for an informal tour of the Frye’s current exhibitions.

1–2 pm
Music Performance by Anna Iwasaki & Raymond Seng'enge
Art Studio

Let Seattle University musicians Anna Iwasaki and Raymond Seng'enge serenade you with the sounds of classical violin.

Support for Community Day is provided in part by Vulcan, Inc.

Photo: Katie Lamar


Partnering with the First Hill Improvement Association, the Frye is collecting new and gently used winter coats to support Evergreen Treatment Services Reach Program and its First Hill Homeless Outreach effort. If you have a coat you would like to donate, a collection bin will be located in the Frye's Rotunda from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, February 22.


RSVP suggested but not required.