April 9, 1 – 4 PM
The Woodruff Arts Center is excited to present another Free Family Festival just in time for Spring on April 9 from 1 – 4 PM! As part of the CREATE ATL Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative, families will be able to experience educational and artistic programming for free at The Woodruff. The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere of Cinderella and Fella—a retelling that’s more high-tops than glass slipper—is sure to delight audiences of all ages, while the family-favorite Move + Groove Workshop will introduce families to new songs, instrument exploration, circle dancing and more with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. At the High Museum of Art, families may enjoy Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan, a new children’s picture book art exhibition. To commemorate the day, families can stop by the Smilebooth photo booth for a free print and digital copy of their own family photo. Free tickets for this can’t-miss event can be reserved online at woodruffcreateATL.org or by calling The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404.733.5000.
Alliance Theatre’s contemporary and timely musical spin on the classic Cinderella story, Cinderella and Fella, is filled with humor & wonder and sure to delight audiences of all ages. This is a free ticketed event with limited availability, so visit woodruffcreateATL.org for full event details and to get your tickets now! In addition to the show, families can explore the themes behind Cinderella and Fella with exclusive access to the Cinderella and Fella Exhibit and a Cinderella and Fella Costume Making Workshop. Looking for something captivating for the tiniest audience members? Enjoy interacting with some of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the earth in Dinosaur!, presented in collaboration with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young production is a gentle and awe-inspiring introduction to the wonders of the pre-historic world. Please note that this is also a free ticketed event with limited availability! Visit woodruffcreateATL.org for full event details. Be sure to check out the post-performance Creative Movement Workshop for Dinosaur!, where families can explore body movement, creative expression and gesture to tell stories.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has the perfect lineup of workshops and activities for families who are ready to make a little (or a lot of!) noise. Fam Jam, hosted by Dave Holland of Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events, will provide participants with a drum or rhythm instrument and invite them to create their own “in the moment” music. Future percussionists can also design and play their own instruments in the Instrument Making: Rhythm Sticks Workshop. Musicians and musical enthusiasts ages five and above will enjoy participating in the Ukulele Workshop, an entertaining introduction for all skill levels to one of the most exciting instruments! Register online and “score” tickets to these workshops at woodruffcreateATL.org.
At the High Museum of Art, families can explore the Museum’s buildings on their own with a Build It! Family Guide or explore the galleries with a guide on the interactive Family Tour. Baby Steps and Toddler Tours offer an art experience specifically designed for the youngest art enthusiasts and their caregivers. For artists of all ages, the Art Making Workshop will allow participants to interact with High Museum teaching artists to create their own masterpieces. In addition, families may explore Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan. The exhibition celebrates the decades-long career of the prolific author and artist who has published children’s books in a dizzying array of styles that reflect a wide variety of influences, from African folktales to jazz and poetry.
This Free Family Festival is part of the larger CREATE ATL Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative, in which families can participate in art making, interactive musical story times, composers-in-training sessions, instrument making, drop-in acting classes and more, for free, every Sunday from 1 – 4 PM. In addition, families have the opportunity to experience world-class productions and exhibitions at The Woodruff Arts Center.
For more information about each Sunday’s activities and for a full list of the Free Family Festival programming, visit woodruffcreateATL.org.
CREATE ATL is sponsored by a $6.6 million dollar grant by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, which is part of the family of foundations that also includes the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation is an independent private foundation that invests primarily in education, arts and culture.