Community Free Day: Holiday Art at the Mattatuck Museum




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Meghan Malcolm, Manager of Youth & Family Programs

(203) 753-0381 x 114

November 17, 2015

Waterbury, CT… Join the Mattatuck Museum on Sunday, December 13, from 12:00–5:00 p.m. as we open our doors for free to the community. View the changing exhibitions on display, and selections from the permanent collection. Explore the region’s history through interactive displays in the History Exhibit and examine the intriguing Button Gallery featuring over 10,000 buttons from all over the world. At 1:00 p.m. there will be a special holiday Family Fun Art Activity, where we will create stained glass ornaments.

Children ages 6-12 with their caregivers are invited to celebrate the holidays by making stained glass ornaments with guest artist Sarah Segovia. Afterwards, enjoy holiday cookies, write your holiday wishes to Santa, and hand deliver your letter to him while he is visiting the Museum! Local artist Sarah Segovia is a master of stained glass art, abstract art and painting. To learn more about Sarah and view selections of her art work please visit fragile-beauty.com.

The second Sunday of every month is always free and open to the public from noon-5 p.m. Join us each month for a new theme, tour and family art activity. This program is supported, in part, by the American Savings Foundation.

Located in the heart of downtown Waterbury’s architectural district, the Mattatuck Museum is a vibrant destination, known locally and regionally as a community-centered institution of American art and history. For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at mattatuckmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites (arttrail.org). Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.