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On April 28, tots to teens and everything in between filled the North Lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg for the 12th Annual Painting in the Park. More than 1,500 people spent the sunny afternoon making creative, hands-on arts and crafts projects based on works of art inside the MFA. For example, Georgia O’Keefe’s 1927 oil on canvas, Poppy, served as the inspiration for creating a paper-plate poppy field on the lawn. At the event’s 13 art stations, kids of all ages created little masterpieces with yarn, paint brushes, and their hand and foot prints; added their special decorations to wearable cardboard box racehorses and dug inside a sandpit to find pieces for a large mosaic mural.

Photo by Scott Bernat, Sea State Focus LLC.

Photo by Scott Bernant, Sea State Focus LLC.

The little artists painted all over the popular NOMAD Art Bus and Raymond from the Tampa Bay Rays made a special appearance! The MFA loves encouraging creativity at an early age through this free community event, and helping introduce children to museums in a fun, unique way. This year’s event was generously sponsored in part by Kane’s Furniture, Rays Baseball Foundation and Suncoast Credit Union!

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