Gear up for adventures in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery’s 2020 Summer Art Exhibit for Children – Story Worlds!
Online (now) or in the building (starting Wed, Aug 19), visit a world under the ocean, try our hand at dragon fighting, brave a mountain full of lava and even get sucked into a blackhole! On your quests you’ll learn new art skills, stretch your funny bones with silliness, and discover we’re all awesome storytellers.
Have fun sharing and getting lost in stories. Together we’ll act, draw and play – you create the stories. Visit Story Worlds for quests and activities. Each World webpage and the in-person exhibit showcases art from the library’s collection that’s inspired by each world – Ocean, Castle, Mountain and City.
Visit the Updated & Improved Gallery
Story Worlds is the first exhibit in the newly renovated Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. This in-person portion of the exhibit will open on Wed, Aug 19. The improved gallery includes a creative space, the Reed Studio, more than 2,000 square feet of exhibit space, and the latest technology for visual and audio presentations.
This renovation has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thank you to The Library Foundation, Jerry and Judy Reed, and the Alice C. Sabatini family for also providing funds to support the gallery renovation.
The Sabatini Family Foundation supports the Annual Art Exhibit for Children to encourage kids’ involvement in art. While art experiences develop creative skills, its relationship to reading is proven to improve kids’ brain development and language skills. The library’s art gallery was renamed the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery in 2002 to honor the late Alice Sabatini, wife, mother, artist, educator, designer and philanthropist.