Explore and engage with a dozen sculptures and installations created by local artists, create your own art at Creation Stations and take part in these and more fun, family-friendly activities:
Studio Two Three To-Go
Printmaking, Outside Conservatory West Wing, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Studio Two Three, Richmond’s community art-making space, is rolling into the Garden with a mobile art studio. Join us during the first 30 minutes of each hour to print your own Wild Art postcard, or stop by during the second 30 minutes to meet the printmakers and learn more about their work!
The Tale of Chef Kale
Environmental theater performance at the Ian Robertson Pavilion in Flagler Garden
10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. (30 minute performances)
The Tale of Chef Kale music-filled performance centers around the adventures of Kale, a 7-year-old girl and an aspiring chef, with an Afro made partly of the dark leafy green kale. How did it get there? Join us and experience her story, she’ll tell you! Action-packed with mindful eating tips, nutrition education, and meals created on the spot from fresh organic fruits and vegetables for everyone to taste.
Also, visit the Kroger Community Kitchen Garden to learn more about growing vegetables in your own backyard. If you get hungry for a bite to eat, stop by the Garden Café to purchase the Chef Kale-themed lunch special!
STEAM activity stations in the Children’s Garden from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Let your creativity go wild while visiting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) stations under the Children’s Garden tent! Using up-cycled material from SCRAP RVA and natural materials harvested from the Garden, design and create a nature collage, tinker and build, and paint with twigs!