CMA in the Community

Free Arts and Outposts

CMA partners with organizations to provide free art workshops to families through various outposts across all five boroughs of New York City.

Halloween Block Party

Put on your favorite costume (and mask!) and join CMA for an afternoon of outdoor family-friendly art-making on Saturday, October 30 from 12 PM to 4 PM at Spring Street Park in Hudson Square. Attendees will have the incredible opportunity to assist CMA’s Artist-Educators in Residence in creating art for CMA’s float in the Village Halloween Parade the following day.


Creative Break @ Little Island

On July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 2021 from 3-4 PM, families joined CMA Teaching Artists for free art-making during Creative Break at the Glade in Little Island. Inspired by the work of Yun-Woo Choi and the topography of Little Island, park visitors are invited to create abstract tonal boxes using assorted paper, then add them to an ongoing collaborative community sculpture. 

Free Art-Making in Hudson Square

Over the course of four Saturdays in June 2021, CMA hosted an open air art studio on Dominick Street in Hudson Square, NYC. CMA Teaching Artists worked with children of all ages to create art inspired by Tomashi Jackson‘s forthcoming mural on the exterior of the new Google campus in SoHo.

Learn More

This program is supported by Con Edison, the Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Horowitz Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Jennifer & Jonathan Soros Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, the Louis Legacy Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to Councilmember Margaret Chin.




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