CMA in the Community

Free Summer Programs

Want to make art in the great outdoors? Visit our Free Art Outpost on Governors Island throughout the summer for free hands-on art making led by CMA’s Teaching Artists.

Free Art Island Outpost
Location: Governors Island
Ages: 1-15
Dates: 5/27 – 9/30, 11:00 AM – 3 PM

Visit our Free Art Island Outpost on historic Governors Island every Saturday & Sunday during the summer for free hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences! The open outdoor space of the Free Arts Island Outpost beckons you to come collaboratively create! Young artists will be inspired and challenged to explore big projects utilizing found objects and traditional mediums. This is a space to invent, adapt, and transform your relationship to art and the art making process.

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This program is supported, in part, by Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Con Edison, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Members Margaret Chin and Daniel Garodnick.

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