Sunday, October 5, 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Lenfest Plaza, Rain or Shine

Admission is free.

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The family-friendly afternoon will feature free admission to the Museum, performances by Story Up!, The Lara and Joe Show, and Zoom Dance. Children will have an opportunity to explore live model drawing featuring Benjamin Franklin and Jim the Horse. A 16-foot Farm Explorer truck from Greener Partners will offer a living, hands-on mobile farm. Families will also enjoy local, organic ice cream by Weckerly’s, and refreshments from a variety of food trucks.

  • Art-making stations and giant board games
  • Farm Explorer truck from Greener Partners 12:00- 3:00 PM
  • Performances by The Lara and Joe Show 12:30- 1:30 PM
  • Interactive Performance with Zoom Dance 2:30- 3:30 PM 
  • Interactive Performance with Story Up!  3:30-4:30 PM
  • Live model drawing of Jim the Horse 1-3 PM
  • Live model drawing of Benjamin Franklin 3-5 PM
  • Face Painting and chalk painting
  • PAFA students sketching on Lenfest Plaza
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream
  • Food Trucks on Broad Street









The Family Arts Festival kicks off the 2014/15 season of free Family Arts Academy workshops, held every Sunday in PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building. Thanks to the support of PNC Arts Alive, these workshops are free all year, so come for this preview and celebrate art as a family.

Family Arts Festival is funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lindback Foundation.