Artistic expression can take the form of a vibrant painting, a decapitated sculpture, or front-yard hedges trimmed into the shape of longing. Let creativity blossom with this Groupon.
$69.99 for a three-day summer art camp for a child age 5–13 (up to a $140 value)
Choose from the following sessions:
- July 24–26
- July 31–August 2
- August 7–9<p>
From 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. each day, kids explore MAC’s art exhibits and 5-acre campus in between art projects that might include working with clay, printmaking, and painting. Students need bring only a sack lunch; snacks and a camp t-shirt are provided. If necessary, students can be dropped off one hour before camp starts or stay for one hour after; each extra hour-long slot costs $10. <p>
Northwest Museum of Art & Culture Spokane
The Northwest Museum of Art & Culture preserves and illuminates an extensive collection of material about the Plateau Indian culture of the Pacific Northwest. Traditional textiles and carvings coexist with more than 10,000 photographs that document the indigenous culture. Historic regional paintings include works from Spokane's Works Progress Administration arts center, which created a vibrant space for artists in the depths of the Great Depression.
In addition to its staggering exhibits and regular collections, the museum immerses guests in turn-of-the-century culture with the Campbell House, which is nestled on the campus. Originally built by Idaho mine owner Amasa Campbell at the end of the 19th century, the neoclassical revival home designed by Kirtland K. Cutter provides a window into the life of a wealthy northwestern family at the turn of the century. A handsome Tudor façade welcomes visitors before they venture into the elegantly restored interior, which deftly mixes architectural styles with a French-style reception area, a Middle Eastern–style game room, and a library outfitted with an inglenook fireplace and an authentic steam-powered flat-screen TV.