OPEN16: Family Day

OPEN16: Family Day


Family Day. 11am - 4pm.
Come along to Lancaster Arts for a family day out! We’ll have an array of crafts and artworks to make, exhibitions to look around, food to eat courtesy of Lancaster People’s Café and much much more...

Schedule for the day below:

OPEN Messy Gallery 11am – 1pm
Crafty, messy play at Lancaster Arts for under 5’s and their families.

Arts Award exhibition 11am - 4pm
Students from Queen Elizabeth school will be showcasing their efforts towards their Arts Award

Nature trail 11am - 4pm

Take part in our Lancaster Arts nature trail and see if you can spot everything on the list!


Marbling drop-in workshop 11am - 4pm

Choose from a selection of colourful inks to make a fabulous work of art using just water and card!


Jewellery making 12 - 3:30 pm

Come along and make a bracelet with Emma Maudsley. Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend. Suitable for all the family.


Facepainting 11:30 am - 4pm

Choose from a design or let your imagination run wild. Artist Holly Cantley will be on hand all day to full fill all your face painting needs.


Making Mint: Sowing of Social Sprigs  12 – 1:30 pm
Come and grow mint in discarded coffee cups from the Lancaster Arts Cafe Bar and help us bring the Peter Scott Gallery to life while rethinking sustainability within Art. Our Green Wall will be full of leafy ideas written on our thought-leaves and for every #2016OPEN tweet we'll add to our plant collection. Free mint tea and cake.

Lancaster People’s Cafe 12 - 3pm
A community cafe where people share food that would otherwise go to waste. Lancaster People’s café intercepts good food from retailers, restaurants, and use food from gleaning/waste food networks. The cafe will operate on a Pay-As-You-Feel basis which means that the food is given freely and people donate what they feel it was worth to them, or what they can manage, in cash or in kind. Lancaster People’s café is guided by an interest in social inclusion and a desire to reduce waste within the food system.

Arts Award BYOM community discussion 2pm - 4pm
Lancaster Arts Arts Award students will be asking people to sit down with a cup of tea to discuss the use of ceramics today. Participants will be invited to bring along their favourite mug to temporarily donate to a community display.