Local artist and educator Tina Gramann presents Salida Creativity Lab! Opportunities for the young as well as the young at heart to explore your creative side. Join me for classes in visual art, theatre, and creative projects that celebrate culture and diversity! Thanks for stopping by!

Join us for the 2022 LUNAR NEW YEAR /ASIA FEST!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Join the Parade of Lanterns! Make a lantern with a group of friends, club, work or school group! Join a Lantern-Making Workshop at the Box of Bubbles on Tuesdays, Feb 1 and/or Feb 8 from 6-7:30pm. Or make a lantern on your own and join the parade and festivities! Get festive as you Illuminate it with fairy or LED lights (no open flame please.) Then join the parade! Your dragons from years past are welcome too!
LANTERN WORKSHOPS AT BOX OF BUBBLES: Tuesdays, Feb 1 and Feb 8; 6-7:30pm
PARADE OF LANTERNS: Friday, Feb 11, Meet at Alpine Park at 5:45pm; Parade leaves at 6pm!
CELEBRATE: The Parade moves down F St and travels to the SteamPlant where the community is invited to celebrate with a program, music, crafts, and activities. The event is free to attend. Refreshments available for purchase. In addition, a few very special handmade lanterns painted by local artists will be featured and on view during the celebration!

Stay tuned for MARIPOSA, a theatre for youth production this fall

**Join us for M A R I P O S A, a play for young children and their families
Best for ages 3-7. Salida Creativity Lab presents Mariposa, the story of a young monarch butterfly in search of her family. Come along on Mariposa’s migration as she meets insect friends along her way, discovers her “instincts,” and travels to the Oyamel Forest in time for Dia de los Muertos. Created by Tina Gramann and Shaun Branigan. Written by Shaun Branigan. Directed by Tina Gramann

See link here for the 4th annual Lunar New Year Asia Fest 2020 & Dragon Parade!
ASIA FEST 2020 & Dragon Parade!

Thank you for a wonderful and creative Summer Camp 2019. Please email tina@salidacreativitylab.com or “Like” Salida Creativity Lab on Facebook to receive the latest news.

Congratulations, Salida, on a fabulous 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration and Asia Fest! On February 8, 2019, we celebrated the 3rd annual Lunar New Year Parade and Asia Fest: The Year of the Pig! Throughout January and February, over 250 students from area schools, preschool to 8th grade, learned about the Asian tradition through stories and art, and created dragons and decorations, culminating in a community parade and celebration. Local artists, families, and friends also created dragons and costumes for the parade in three free workshops held at the Box of Bubbles. After the parade, we celebrated Asia Fest at the SteamPlant Ballroom with dragons, the Salida Circus, Salida Middle School Groove Battalion, Filipino Folk Dance, and arts and crafts. There was Free admission, and We Chef Kitchen provided Asian-fusion food for  purchase. We had a wonderful celebration!  Thank you for taking part!  Thank you to Sponsors Support Our Schools Salida, High Country Bank, Lucy Pendon, Kaleidoscope Toys, Stotler & Young, and The Mountain Mail for helping to make this cultural event possible in our community!

Winter 2019:
Year- round art classes at Salida Early Childhood Center
Year-round drama at Salida Montessori Charter School
Art and Drama at Crest Academy
Art at Children’s Discovery Ranch

Summer Camps:
In 2018, we celebrated the 3rd annual season of summer art and theatre camps for children with Wonder Girl power- stage combat week, Upcycled Costume Design, Unicorns, Pirates Lost at Sea Comedy Week, and more. Plus our annual theatre production at the Boys and Girls Club was Disney’s Lion King Kids! (produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.) Thanks to all that participated in new Open Studio sessions. Enjoy perusing the themes here. I look forward to another creative summer with you in 2019! Registration for Summer 2019 begins in March, stay tuned! 

Charlotte’s Web: Some Kids!
Students from SMCS 7th and 8th grade performed Charlotte’s Web for the public in May, 2018. We had an amazing show. Thanks in part to a grant by 360 Arts and Creative Industries CAP Grant!

Thank you for our 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration!  Click here for more info.

Fall 2017 – 3rd and 4th graders from Longfellow Elementary completed a 9-week after school Acting Class, culminating in a performance for families. Congratulations students. We had a great show! Thanks to Chuck McKenna, Sally Tameler, and Brandy Coscarella.

Salida Children’s PopUp Museum at ArtWalk 2017!  Thank you for participating in 2017’s ArtWalk Children’s PopUp-a museum-like experience for children, families, and art lovers.  Our exhibit featured images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other classic collections,  hands-on art activities, mini galleries- a different theme in each room, and creative resources for families such as museum guides, and multicultural books. Thank you for visiting! This program was offered FREE to the community thanks to the City of Salida community funding program, Salida Soup contributors, & Sellars Project Space.