Woodruff Arts Center has something for everyone at free Family Fun festival

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People 2 People September 5, 2017

Cloudy skies won’t be a factor with the family-focused events happening at The Woodruff Arts Center Sunday.

The performing arts center and the not-for-profit arts divisions it houses — the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the High Museum of Art — co-host “Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Sponsored by AllState and Graphic Packaging International, "Family Fun" is free to attend, but registration is required.

Family-oriented programming has been hosted at the venue since 2015, when the first event took place. Since then, hundreds of thousands of parents and their children have visited. Each organization annually hosts programs focused on music, art and performance. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s “Composition Quest,” for example, allows families to compose their own song under the guidance of guest artists. Storytellers at the High Museum of Art use puppets to bring the themes of children’s books to life.

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The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation initially gave a $6.6 million grant to launch the “Family Fun” program., according to a press release. In 2017, it extended the grant by funding $5.1 million to the Woodruff Arts Center, allowing the program to continue through 2020.

“This gift from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation is a wonderful endorsement for this remarkable program,” Janine Musholt, Senior Vice President of Advancement for The Woodruff Arts Center said at the time. “Thanks to the generosity and support of the Foundation, we can continue to provide free world-class artistic programming to the families of Atlanta.”

Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, January 12
Woodruff Arts Center: 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

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