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RAK crafts: portrait shadow boxes

Hello, artists! It’s that time of year again. Time to go back to school and get to know a new set of teachers and classmates....

Enter to win a blu-ray download of Boss Baby: Family Business

BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS  OWN IT ON DIGITAL AUGUST 31, 2021 How many Boss Babies can one family hold? He may be a big-shot moneyman...

Win tickets to Amazon original movie, Cinderella

Enter here to win tickets to the Amazon original, Cinderella--a musically-driven bold new take on the traditional story you grew up with.

Paw Patrol: The Movie giveaway

Enter to win a FREE Paramount+ code to watch the new Paw Patrol Movie!

Preschool art: Bubble wrap creates an undersea scene

Help preschoolers create ther own undersea landscapes using bubble wrap, paper plates, paint and a little imagination. A simple do-at-home art project.

MIM launches standards-based online learning collections for grades K-12

On Monday, Jan. 4, the Musical Instrument Museum will launch four standards-based video collections for Spring 2021, including three virtual field trips and one...

Bringing hope to life through art, even ­— and especially — now

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona became even more important during the pandemic. Children need to use the arts to get rid of icky, scary feelings.

Arizona’s youth theaters roll out creative options to weather the ongoing pandemic

COVID-19 hit the world of live theater especially hard. Typically by now, local theater companies have announced full schedules for the 2020-21 season. Those...

Valley Youth Theater to host a VYTal (and virtual) fundraising telethon

Valley Youth Theatre is replacing its annual fundraising gala with an eight-hour virtual telethon. The VYTal Affair-athon will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and...

Curiouser & Curiouser is a new live-theater experience from TheaterWorks

TheaterWorks has reinvented the live-theater experience. Curiouser & Curiouser is an  immersive, multi-sensory, intimate theater production where audience members literally walk into and through...

The Nash opens applications for Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising

The Nash has opened enrollment for its all-female jazz musician program, Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising. Led by local musicians Mary Petrich (saxophone) and Claudia...

Phoenix Voice Academy launches uplifting music video

Need some inspiration? Take a few minutes to listen to some young Valley voices spreading a message of hope. The Phoenix Youth Theatre and Voice...

Storytime Saturdays with Mary Poppins (and Facebook)

Arizona Broadway Theatre is launching "Storytime Saturdays with ABT's Mary Poppins," a 30-minute storytime led by theater alum Renee Koher.

Artsy Thursday: Celebrate the joy and learning children experience when they engage in creativity

Editor’s note: April 13-17 is Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and AzAEYC celebrating early...

Creative ways to indulge in the arts during the coronavirus crisis

The Valley's art scene has responded to the coronavirus crisis with its own creativity, making instruction, activities and inspiration available online — or in easy pickup packets — for children, and their grownups, too.

Resources to keep kids engaged, entertained and learning

With kids out of school, Common Sense Media offers resources to help make all this enforced family time a bit more fun.



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