Save the Date for August 19th & 20th, 2023 10am to 5pm - Rain or Shine
Save the Date for August 19th & 20th, 2023 10am to 5pm - Rain or Shine

Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts

Children's Area

Do your children love to create art? Do you dislike the prep work and clean-up that goes into it?
No problem, leave all that to us!

The children’s area at the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts was intentionally created to allow young artists the chance to dig in and create art in a way that is fun for kids and easy for parents. In this area, children get to don a smock and choose an art medium to explore. From mural painting to face painting – and everything in between –  there’s something new and exciting for children to create each year. Activities are best suited for children ages 4 to 10, though there is also a coloring table for even the littlest artist. Also, the art wall is open to anyone who enjoys painting – regardless of age! 

Thank you, in advance, for making art a priority for your children. 

2022 Theme: Be Our Guest sponsored by the Orbis CAT Team
Projects: scavenger hunt, painting rocks, face painting, temporary tattoos & new crafts and activities that all your young ones can enjoy!

2021: Land, Air, and Sea sponsored by the Orbis CAT Team
Projects: Rainbow fish and turtle projects, design your own planet, create a mask, create a popsicle stick airplane

2019: Sustainable Environments
Projects: Fish flag, tissue-paper flowers, sustainable water-bottle bracelet, painted rock critters, origami frogs and water color birch bark reliefs with tape-resist water

2018: Creativity
Projects: Art that begins with a simple line or shape that becomes a creative work when projected onto a larger background

2017: The City of Oconomowoc
Projects: The skyline splatter painting, the lakes lily pad, and the agriculture scarecrow puppet

2016: The Life Cycle and Survival of the Monarch Butterfly
Projects: Design symmetrical monarch wings and twisted 3D wire sculptures