The New Children’s Museum.

The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego is celebrating the 5th year of its popular Mass Creativity, their signature outreach program that draws more than 3,000 participants annually. Mass Creativity includes a series of complimentary workshops held in diverse communities throughout San Diego County and culminates in a free, all-day event at the Museum. Designed to broaden the reach of the hands-on creativity that is a signature of the Museum, the project brings art-making to audiences that might never be able to experience it.

“We are proud of how Mass Creativity has grown and evolved since its inception five years ago,” Judy Forrester, Executive Director & CEO tells Giving Back Magazine. “Making an impact in our community through access to the arts is at the core of this program and our mission, and we are pleased to continue it year over year.”

Mass Creativity’s theme this year focuses on diversity and celebrating the art of storytelling through music and creativity. Workshops incorporating the theme “Share Your Story” take place in May and June at community centers throughout the county including South Bay Community Services, Casa Familiar Civic
and Recreation Center, Barrio Logan College Institute, Southern Sudanese Community Center, The San Diego LGBT Center and Solutions for Change.

“Our objective with Mass Creativity is to create a welcoming atmosphere,” shared Tomoko Kuta, Deputy Director. “The theme and accompanying art activities allow children and adults to showcase their story through sketching and water colors, which will be woven together to make a collaborative community display.”

Mass Creativity Day will be held on June 24th and will feature hands-on art-making, multi-cultural performances and dancing, music, food and more. The event takes place at the Museum and its adjacent park from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and is free to attend.