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Art Spark Texas and the McBeth Recreation Center are partnering once again for our Annual Art in the Park Festival! We are excited to provide this Virtual festival in 2021, until we can all gather safely again.

We are dedicating this year's virtual Art in the Park to Michal Anne Lord, the founder of Art in the Park, as well as the Adapted Recreation program at Austin Parks and Recreation, which became McBeth Recreation Center, and the launch of Very Special Arts Texas, which ultimately became Art Spark Texas. She was and is a true advocate for inclusion, and we are pleased to honor her dedication to breaking barriers to the arts for all Texas children and adults with disabilities. Please take a moment to watch this intro video to hear more about her work for Texas children!

Check out this great list of videos of virtual activities in Art, Music and Dance. Mix and match to create the best experience for your students. The Video of the Day will be posted on our social media each morning at 8:30 am from April 8-22. 2021, so don't forget to follow us on FB or IG @ArtSparkTx

On Thursday, April 22nd, watch for a fun Closing Day live musical event!

Art Activities

Chalk Art

Fingerprint creatures

Paper bug

Three Part Graphic Design Project

Creek Monster

Upcycled T-shirt Tote Bag

Basket Weaving

Golf Ball, Marble and Transportation Toy Painting

String and Straw Painting

Paper Flowers

Collage Art

Leaf Art

DIY Dog Toy

Caterpillar Craft

Sensory Gel Bag

Wooden Stick Flower

Rainbow Cloud

Clothespins Airplanes

Walking Water

DIY Stickers

Alien Finger Puppets

Fractured Coloring

Photo Collage

Puffy Paint

Homemade Scratch Art

Paper Fidget

Stress Ball

Marbled Paper

Make a fathers day card

Create an Envelope

Bubble Wrap Printing

Pom Poms

Munching Fish



Fly Me to the Coffee Shop

T is for tenor

Nina McIntire - Latin Touch/Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Live from indy terrance

We will rock you


Mama Zooms

How Can I Dance

Fast and Slow


Upper Body Warm Up

Lower Body Warm Up

Thank you to our Art in the Park 2021 contributors: A Spacious Place, All Rhythms, Art Spark Texas, Austin Creative Reuse, Austin Opera, Blowcomotion, Dani Sue Creations, Dittmar Recreation Center,  George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center, Hancock Recreation Center, McBeth Recreation Center, Metz Recreation Center, Nina McIntire, Rudy Mendez Recreation Center, South Austin Recreation Center, Totally Cool Totally Art, Turner Roberts Recreation Center,  Waterloo Greenway.

Art in the Park is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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