Artist-in-Residence Program

Your children are one-of-a-kind, and so is the art they make.
That’s why we designed the Artist-in-Residence Program.

current artist: frankie toan

Frankie creates wild and whimsical fiber sculptures.

frankie's open studio hours*

11 am - 2 pm in The Art Studio

Join Frankie during his open studio hours to create art using fabrics, felt, fibers and more! 

Friday, July 20
Friday, July 27
Saturday, July 28

Friday, August 3
Friday, August 10
Friday, August 17
Saturday, August 18
Friday, August 24
Saturday, August 25
Friday, August 31

Friday, September 7
Saturday, September 8
Friday, September 14
Saturday, September 15
Friday, September 21
Saturday, September 22
Friday, September 28

open studio hours finale

Join us on Saturday, September 29 from 11 am - 3 pm for extended open studio hours to say goodbye to Frankie and check out his exclusive art installation.

*Open studio hours are subject to change.



frankie with stuffed sculpture

Frankie with his mixed media sculpture.


Plush Palace

Plush Palace

Artist-in-Residence Blog

To share the wonder and joy with you, we created an Artist-in-Residence Blog. Be sure to check it out regularly for cool videos, open studio hours, workshops, interviews with the artists and the collaborated works our artists make with you - Museum guests.

What is the Artist-in-Residence Program?

A truly special, exclusive art opportunity. Not only do professional Colorado artists come to work in the Museum and create beautiful art, but visiting guests of all ages contribute and collaborate.

The program is open to artists working in a variety of media, including sculpture, illustration, paints or textiles. Artists set up shop in The Art Studio and work for 2-3 months on a project to install at the Museum. Children and adults alike are invited to be part of this amazing program and witness the impact your creativity can make in the world!

Curious about the program? Check out this video to hear from some of our former artists about why this program is so amazing!


  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wed: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

Free First Tuesday Nights
Free Play 4 - 8 pm

Closed certain holidays.


  • Under Age One: Free
  • Age One: $12
  • Ages 2 - 59: $14
  • Seniors (60+): $12
  • Members: Free
  • Traveling? CityPASS

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*Event Day Pricing may apply. 


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