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Helen Day Art Center is launching a public art challenge with a new symbol of gratitude, hope, and unity. Tap into your creativity and use our design as inspiration for a colorful banner, a front-yard pinwheel, or an online proclamation. Go wherever your imagination takes you to connect your own community, near and far. 






Check out our gallery of ideas and inspiration. 

View the embedded image gallery online at:






Download this printable pdf with activity ideas,
a template and recipes for DIY art supplies.


Click here for simple template for younger artists.   




Check out this tutorial from a young guest contributor showing how to create an origami version of our #helendaycreates symbol.

Feel free to send in your own tutorial to share a new technique.



Art Kits

We are creating and distributing art kits while supplies last. We are working with Stowe Elementary School to distribute the art kits with school lunches and will also have some available on the front porch of the Helen Day Art Center. These are meant to help students at home who may not have access to art making supplies such as watercolors and a brush, glue sticks, sidewalk chalk, construction paper, white paper, tissue paper, and an activity sheet with DIY recipes for clay, paint. You can help spread the word. And if you can, please consider donating so we can offer more to our community. Did you know customized art kits come with our online classes? Sign up today!


Our public art challenge, free art kits, free or low cost online interactive classes, and our free online activities and presentations are made possible by the support of an anonymous donor who is matching your contributions so that we can continue to operate and offer these programs. We are grateful we can bring all of this to you during this time. If you’re interested in seeing the projects continue and expand, and are in the position to give, please contribute online or textHelenDayCreates to 44-321

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