Summer OF Art

The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding the Converse Public Library a $10,000 grant to support their Summer of Arts Program! "The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to the arts, whether they are in a small or large, rural or urban area," said NEA Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter. "We are proud to support organizations such as the Converse Public Library that are providing opportunities for more people to experience and engage in the art in their communities." Converse Library is matching those funds in order to have the most successful summer program ever!

The Summer of Art Program officially kicks off on Monday, June 10 with registration and ends on Friday, August 9 with our after-hours Art Show from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. All activities will start the week of June 10. Below is a weekly activity list:

Tuesdays: Free Play 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Each week we will have something different!  All ages can join us in playing various board games, lego challenges, and crafts. Mathnasium of Converse will also be joining us with math based games each week!

Wednesdays: Preschool Storytimes at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Same great program with two times to choose from! This is designed for young children up to pre-kinder. It features stories, music, and a crafting session with Ms. Melissa!

Thursdays: Painting with a Twist! There will be three classes according to age group every Thursday starting June 13 and ending August 8. Weekly registration is required. First come first serve, registration stars each Monday of that week. Classes are limited to 20 participants each. Painting with a Twist will provide step by step instructions on how to make the selected painting. You can keep your artwork or you can donate it to the library to decorate our walls. Our Art Exhibition will also give you the opportunity to showcase your work and see what others have created!

Fridays: Fine Arts Friday Performances at 2:00 pm, for the whole family!
June 14 Youth Orchestra of San Antonio
June 21 J. Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist
June 28 Storybook Theatre
July 5 Joe McDermott
July 12 Austin Troubadours
July 19 Kim Lehman
July 26 Rob Duquette Children's Music
August 2 Magik Theatre

Friday, August 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm the Summer of Art Exhibition
The Art Exhibition is a celebratory conclusion to the Summer of Art. Please join us for light refreshments, a gallery tour of patron art and Ricard Parra in concert!

About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America's rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.