Family Festival: MAKE!

Family Festival

Saturday, November 5, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Celebrate the power of creativity and all the ways we "MAKE" in this fun-filled day of free activities for the entire family. Enjoy art making, story times, family tours, performances, and have the chance to meet and make alongside local artists!


11:00 AM

Welcome Table and Raffle
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Main entrance
To enter our raffle for a DMA prize pack, pick up a schedule of events and then tell us what you enjoyed about the festival!

Ha Įlè by Eric Wagliardo and Casey Koyczan
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., All Entrances
On your way in, scan a QR code to view Ha Įlè, an augmented reality sculpture that draws inspiration from Indigenous pictographs and the natural beauty of the hummingbird.

Meet and Make with an Artist: Giovanni Valderas
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Main Entrance
Work alongside local artist Giovanni Valderas on a community collaboration inspired by sculptures he creates for his Latinx neighborhood of Oak Cliff. Meet Giovanni and work together to assemble an artwork full of color and vibrancy!

Open Studio: Design Your Own Car
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Founder's Room
Be inspired by a work of art created specifically for the DMA! Walk down the Concourse through Guadalupe Rosales's Drifting on a Memory, and then head to the Founder's Room to design your own lowrider–inspired car.

Sensory Room
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Level M2
Need a place to take a break? Drop in anytime throughout the festival to relax and explore quiet activities brought to you by the Texas Woman's University Department of Occupational Therapy. All ages are welcome!

Make Connections: Dallas Teen Artist Market
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Klyde Warren Park
Visit with young artists and creators from around DFW at the Teen Artist Market in Klyde Warren Park. Peruse this local art fair and visit the Teen Advisory Council's drop–in art–making table.

Meet and Make with an Artist: Olivia Arratia
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium
Create whimsical collages with artist Olivia Arratia. Compose an abstracted landscape or make a story of wonder—the possibilities are endless!

Community Information Tables
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium
Meet members of our community and learn more about what their organizations do to make our city shine. Pick up informational flyers, participate in activities, and more.

Meet and Make with an Artist: Dallas Art Therapy
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Eagle Family Plaza
Grab a picnic blanket or pull up a chair! Meet art therapists from Dallas Art Therapy and enjoy time outdoors exploring the use of watercolor paints.


11:30 AM

Yoga for Kids
11:30 a.m., Ross Avenue Plaza
Start your morning off on the right foot! Join Stefanie Tovar for some relaxing and fun beginner–friendly yoga. Yoga mats and wipes are provided.

Story Time with Whose Books
11:30 a.m., Level 4
Book lovers unite! Join our friends from Whose Books, Your Neighborhood Bookstore, for an engaging story time in the galleries.


12:30 PM

Storytelling with the Japan–America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
12:301:30 p.m., Level 3
How did a one–inch boy save a princess? Stop by this story time to find out! Hear an engaging Japanese folktale, see a kimono demonstration, and take part in an origami activity.


1:00 PM

Flores y Calaveras with Cara Mia Theatre
1:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

¡Celebra el día de los Muertos! Join us for a special family-friendly play that uses masks, movement, and physical comedy to tell the story of the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition.

Sculpture Station
1:00–3:00 p.m., Ross Avenue Plaza
Be inspired by the sculptures at the DMA! Use materials like pipe cleaners, twist ties, and cardboard to build your own sculpture. Add it to our mini sculpture garden or take it home!

Pop–Up Art Spot
1:00–4:00 p.m., Level 3
Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot to look closely at nearby works of art through speed sketching and discover what it would be like to become a work of art.

Custom Crafts with DMA Teens
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., DMA Sculpture Garden
Meet the members of the DMA Teen Advisory Council and Teen Podcast Project while you make a kumihimo bracelet or create your own designs to print a colorful pouch!


2:00 PM

Family Tour: Makers on the Move
2:00 p.m., Meet at the main Guest Services Desk
Take a whirlwind adventure through the Museum galleries and explore the many ways artists around the world MAKE and CREATE in this interactive tour of the Museum's collection led by Education staff. Tour is limited to the first 30 attendees; available in Spanish and English.

Meet and Make with an Artist: Mask Making with Cara Mia Theatre
2:00–4:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium
Who will you be? Following their performance, join artists from Cara Mia Theatre and design your own personal creation inspired by masks from around the world.