Youth & Family Programs

The ArtZone

The ArtZone is a FREE drop-in art studio that is open to the public for visitors of all ages to come in and get creative! Each month features exciting special projects inspired by our current exhibitions and a visual scavenger hunt! Come explore painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, & so much more! All materials are provided free of charge thanks to our generous donors.

ArtZone Hours

The ArtZone is FREE and open to the public every Saturday, 10am-5pm. 

The ArtZone is available for private reservations on Friday afternoons. Email to make a reservation! Please make reservations at least one week in advance.

Art@Home Kits

Want to bring home some inspiration? Pick up a free Art@Home kit in the ArtZone, and keep the creativity rolling! These kits contain various art materials and art project ideas for you to get creative at home! The ArtZone and Art@Home kits are free to all, thanks to our generous Art for Children sponsors!


Gadsden Arts Teen Art Council pays art-loving teens $15 per hour to learn about exhibitions on view and careers in the arts, and to develop programming for their peers.

Want to learn more about the Teen Art Council? Contact Sarah Black-SadlerMuseum Educator, at 850-627-5023 to find out more!


This year, our Teen Ambassadors presented an Art Talk Live in which they shared their artworks created in response to the work artists of Mary L. Proctor and Norman Lewis. Working with Curator Kabuya Bowens-Saffo and the Museum Educator, the Teens developed artworks and written statements inspired by their time on the Teen Art Council. 

To see the Teen Ambassadors speak about their amazing work, please click the image below.


Summer Art Camp

We had an amazing summer of Art-ventures!

We had a blast this summer making art with the Art Explorers! We went to space, back in time, on safari and under the sea creating art and making friends along the way! Check back in next spring to see where the Art Explorers will art-venture next! Thank you to the generous donors who make Summer Art Camp possible!