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CMA ♥️ ART: Valentine's Day Art Party!

Fundraiser Event

Sunday, February 11, 2024

10 AM to 12:30 PM

Cricket's Candy Creations, Hudson Street, New York, NY, USA

Celebrate all things sweet while raising critical funds for free art programs in Children’s Museum of the Arts’ partner schools! Enjoy art activities, cocktails, and brunch boxes from Maman during CMA's Valentine's Day Art Party on Sunday, February 11 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at Cricket's Candy Creations in Manhattan.

Families with children of all ages are invited to indulge in nostalgic Valentine’s Day projects with an artful twist, including Crepe Paper Flower Bouquets, Cookie Cutter Pendants, Extra Sweet Valentine Card Station, and the return of everyone’s favorite Clay Bar!

All attendees will enjoy a Valentine’s Day brunch box provided by Maman including a classic croissant or pain au chocolat, fresh fruit cup or granola, freshly squeezed orange juice, and specialty Valentine cookie surprise. Champagne, sparkling rosé, and unlimited coffee will also be available for grownups. 

PS: The event wraps up in the early afternoon, leaving plenty of time to make it home in time for the big game – and gain a little extra inspiration for your Super Bowl (or Puppy Bowl) party!

Activities Include:

Crepe Paper Flower Bouquets

Be a florist for a day as you create a colorful flower bouquet to present to your Valentine using crepe paper, wire, and floral tape.

Cookie Cutter Pendants

Use cookie cutters of various fun shapes to create wearable jewelry. Whose name will you carve into your pendant?

Extra Sweet Valentine Card Station

Gummy candy becomes an art tool as you create wax-resist candy prints for your Valentine’s Day cards. Imagine telling your classmates that you created their Valentine using candy!

Clay Bar: Busts of Your Valentine

Everyone’s favorite CMA activity makes its triumphant return! Sculpt a plasticine clay bust of your Valentine and present it to them at the end of the event. Will they wear a hat? Heart-shaped sunglasses? Include all of the extra details that make your special person … special!

Ticket Levels:

"You’re Sweet" Family Package [$250 per family]

  • admission for up to 2 adults and 3 children

  • access to all art activities, except Clay Bar

  • cocktails for adults

  • brunch box from Maman

"Be Mine" VIP Package [$500 per family]

  • admission for up to 2 adults and 3 children

  • exclusive Clay Bar access, plus access to all other art activities

  • Mine limited edition letterpress print by Liana Finck

  • cocktails for adults

  • brunch box from Maman

All proceeds from ticket sales support CMA's Emergency Arts Education Fund, providing free art programs in NYC schools that need it most.

Image Credit: Artwork by former CMA Artist in Residence Ciana Malchione

The non-tax deductible portion of a ticket package is $200. Contributions are fully tax deductible. Tax ID # 13-3520970

Cricket's Candy Creations

Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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