The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is pleased to announce the theme of the annual MacNider Arts Festival. This year’s “Woodland Wonders” nature theme will encourage children to use their imaginations while creating fun crafts on Sat., June 10 from 9 am – 5 pm. Arts activities for children, an Art Market of talented artists, and musical entertainment will all be part of the fun. The FREE Pancake Breakfast is from 9-10 am.
All events are on the lawns of the Museum and the adjacent Mason City Public Library at 303 2nd Street SE in Mason City. Basic festival foods such as hamburgers and walking tacos will be sold throughout the afternoon. Proceeds of the food sales benefit the festival and Museum programming.
Children’s activities, including art crafts, face painting, and the Imagination Playground will be offered from 9 am to 5 pm. There will be live musical entertainment on the stage in front of Museum throughout the day, including the Mason City Municipal Band (9-10 am), The Sweet Nuthins (10:30 am – 12:30 pm), Malek’s Fishermen Band (1-3 pm), and Ruthless Ruth (3:30-5 pm)! Bring a lawn chair or use the provided picnic tables and bleachers!
The MacNider Outdoor Art Market will be open from 9 am – 4 pm with many fine artists and crafts persons. This is your opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind pottery, jewelry, sculptures, glass, and more. By purchasing work from these artists you are not only supporting the local economy and their work, you are purchasing quality unique art.