October is one of those months that just feels full of promise. Maybe it’s the fact that the holidays are around the corner but not here yet or that it gets cooler but it isn’t freezing yet (or in Tennessee’s case, it hopefully is at least not brutally hot) but somehow, it is one of the best months of the year- at least in our opinion! The art world caught on and a few years ago someone invented Artober- a month to celebrate all of the arts and boy is it fun. We recently learned of Inktober as well, another play on the idea, and we do our best to include opportunities to create with pen and ink throughout the month while also providing creative opportunities for everyone to create in general. We have free events like our Andy Goldsworthy inspired “Installations in the Park” event that will be the last Friday of October this year and with Nashville’s Tinkergarten group, as well as discounted and specialty events. Also that last weekend, we have joined in with Plaza Art Supply Store for their Hands on Creativity weekend which is full of artist demonstrations and chances for kids to learn about different types of art as well as adults.
We have filled our calendar with opportunities to create and are already so excited to create with all sorts of people, kids, and families! It just so happens that October also has Fall Break included and we always take a moment to include camps during both MNPS’s break and the general private school break. For ages 3 and up, we have camps for all ages and it’s such a fun way to spend a school break if you’re in town. While our regular classes are on hold for two weeks, we wanted to be sure to have something for everyone so be sure to check out the calendar and see what might work for you or your family!