SMA Playdate is Back


Last updated 8/30/2022 at 2:51pm

(ORANGE, TX) – The Stark Museum of Art is excited to announce the return of our SMA Playdate program for children ages 5 and under and their grown-ups beginning Friday, September 9, 2022! This FREE monthly program is held on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Walter G. Riedel III Education Center at the Stark Museum of Art.

Little artists and their grown-ups will enjoy hands-on learning opportunities during this program, including storytelling, imaginative play, and art-making with an emphasis on building fine motor skills. Each month features a new art-inspired story and activity to help little artists and their grown-ups engage with a work of art at the Stark Museum of Art.

“We are delighted to announce the return of our SMA Playdate program on Friday, September 9, 2022!” comments Jennifer Dickinson, Director, Education, “This is a beloved program that we shifted to a kit-based model during the height of the pandemic for the safety of the children and their families. We cannot wait to welcome our little artists and their grown-ups back into the studio for monthly art-making and art-inspired play!”

SMA Playdates will be held on the second Friday of the month from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. September 2022 through May 2023. Admission to SMA Playdate is free. For more information, please visit

About the Stark Museum of Art

The Stark Museum of Art houses one of the nation's most significant collections of American Western art and is located in the heart of downtown historic Orange, Texas. Paintings, sculptures, prints, and rare books interpret the West from 19th-century frontier artists to the 20th century artistic colonies in New Mexico and focus on the stunning land, dramatic people, and diverse wildlife of the American West. The Museum features artists such as Frederic Remington, John James Audubon, John Mix Stanley, and Charles Marion Russell. Also featured is a significant collection of American Indian objects, including baskets, pottery, clothing and jewelry.

Stark Museum of Art is located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, and is open Wednesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit


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