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Youth Art Expo Opening Reception: PUPPETS-PANCAKES-PAJAMAS

Apr 29, 2023
10:00 AM
Rooftop Café

Youth Art Expo: Puppets, Masks, and Storytelling



Join us for a day-long exhibition opening and party celebrating the creations of more than 1,000 exhibiting K–12 artists from thirteen schools across the greater Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado.

The ambitious Youth Art Expo features two museum floors of narrative objects created by students, video documentation of their creative process in the classroom, and the support and mentorship of the puppetry collectives Poncili Creación and MAPS.

The Puppets-Pancakes-Pajamas Opening Celebration invites participating artists to attend in their favorite pajamas or their own individual style.

Drop in anytime, everyone is welcome!


11 AM–2 PM: Kid-sized pancakes and waffles with edible decorations
12 PM and 3 PM: Performances by Poncili Creación, MAPS, and participating teens
12–4 PM: Polaroid portraits by roller-skating photographers
2–6 PM: Hot chocolate all day
4–6 PM: Interactive music experience by Soul Rhythm African Drumming

The 2023 Youth Art Expo is made possible with the support provided by the Rita and Jeffrey Adler Foundation, Idit and Moti Ferder, Anna and Matt Freedman, Andrea and James Gordon, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Melony and Adam Lewis, the Questrom Education Fund, June and Paul Schorr, an Anonymous Donor, and the City of Aspen.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. AAM talks and lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council.