Tuesday, October 2, 2012


While driving through downtown last Wednesday morning, Baxter saw a few pieces of art out of his window.  Right now, Artprize is going on, which is the world's largest open art competition, so there is art everywhere downtown.  Upon seeing said art, he yells, "mom, I want to go to the art show!"  I respond by telling him that we're going to the library, which we were, but he wasn't having it.  So, during our drive to the library, I made plans with Eric for all of us to head downtown to Artprize once he got home.

So, as soon as Eric got home we started our walk downtown.  We live just outside of the downtown area, so it was a nice 20 minute walk.  Once we got there, Baxter was super excited.  If we stayed in one area too long, he would command, "Let's go, I want to see more art."

There is no limit to what people can create, so we saw art made of paper, metal, wood, stone, and even a giant kaleidoscope.  But what's better than seeing the art, is seeing my son so excited about the art.  It's very important to us to give our kids opportunities to experience new things, and hopefully become well rounded and we have something so cool just a short walk away.


  1. How wonderful that they are so excited about art at such a young age!

    1. Eric and I are so glad. We just need to make sure we keep exposing them to art and give them lots of opportunities to make some themselves!