Hickory, NC – Hickory Museum of Art continues its 75th Anniversary festivities with their 75th Birthday Art for All Family Celebration Day on Saturday, May 18 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Be our guest for a family day full of free fun and games with everything from balloon art and face painting to food trucks and outdoor games. Children from 2 to 14 years old will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Greenway Public Transportation will provide free transportation from the Ridgeview Library throughout the event.

Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs to relax and enjoy all the fun on the SALT Block North Lawn. There you’ll find games like corn hole, ring toss, bubble making, and more. There will even be a bicycle parade in the Education Wing parking lot beside the Founders Garden! Kids can get creative with decorations provided by HMA and dress up their bike in style. Just bring your bicycle and safety helmet.

When you get hungry, enjoy complimentary treats from Lowe’s Foods of Belle Hollow and Piedmont Vending as well as bottled water from Pepsi Bottling Company of Hickory. Gigi’s Parlor Water Ice and the Hickory Sandwich Shop food truck will also be onsite with food for purchase. The HMA Guild will hold a bake sale and cake walk along with a rummage sale with select items. Throughout the event, HMA, Resource Warehouse and the Autistic Education Foundation will provide indoor and outdoor hands-on art activities. Indoor activities will take place in the museum and education wing. The first 100 kids to receive six activity stamps will receive a special prize package! Executive Director Jon Carfagno will also provide guided tours of our galleries at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM, or you can wander through all of the museum’s exhibits on your own.

This event is made possible by the generous support from Hickory Museum of Art Annual Sponsors: Alex Lee Incorporated, Beaver Family Foundation, and Vanguard Furniture. In-kind sponsors include event contributions from Greenway Public Transportation, HMA Guild, Lowes Foods of Belle Hollow, Pepsi Bottling of Hickory, and Piedmont Vending.

Hickory Museum of Art is located on the SALT Block, at 243 3rd Avenue NE in Hickory. For more information about museum exhibitions, art classes, field trips, and events, visit HickoryArt.org or call 828-327-8576.