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Mint Offers Community Days for Greater Charlotte Area Residents

Mint Offers Community Days for Greater Charlotte Area Residents

January 26, 2011

Outreach initiative targets families with Sunday Fun Day series

Through a new initiative called Community Days, The Mint Museum will offer discounted admission to targeted Charlotte-Mecklenburg communities and
surrounding counties in conjunction with its monthly Sunday Fun Days series. Visitors who present a special coupon will receive $2 off regular admission for up to four people beginning with the February Sunday Fun Day. The Museum will also offer $10 off the purchase of a family or dual membership for
visitors who sign up that day.

“We are thrilled to present this new outreach initiative to serve the growing number of young families in our region,” said Director of Education Cheryl Palmer. “Educational programming is at the heart of our mission, and with the addition of the Lewis Family Gallery at the Mint Museum Uptown, we have been able to bolster our offerings to children and families. Through the interactive activities in the Family Gallery and new programs like the Sunday Fun Days series, we hope families will learn to feel
comfortable with art as they spend quality time together.”

Sunday Fun Days is a monthly, drop-in series held on third Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, located at 500 South Tryon Street in Charlotte. Presenting a different theme every month, Sunday Fun Days feature a variety of activities appropriate
for all ages, including performances, artist demonstrations, craft projects, museum tours, and more.

The Community Days initiative was developed in partnership with the Arts & Science Council, and will feature discounted admission for residents of targeted geographic areas on the following days:

• 20 February – South Mecklenburg County Day (Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, and Ballantyne) Residents enjoy discounted admission to Sunday Fun Day: Art Supersized. Search the galleries for large paintings, add a personal touch to a supersized mural, and play giant games.

• 20 March – North Mecklenburg County Day (Davidson, Huntersville, and Cornelius) Residents enjoy discounted admission to Sunday Fun Day: Crafting Critters. Go on a guided “safari” in the galleries, watch artist David Edgar morph recycled plastic into incredible sea
creatures, and craft a critter to take home.

• 17 April – York, Gaston, Iredell, and Cabarrus Counties Day Residents enjoy discounted admission to Sunday Fun Day: Earth Day Art. View a special “green” performance by the North Carolina Dance Theatre, watch a pottery demonstration by artist Greg Scott, go on an Earth Day family tour, and craft a recycled creation.

• 15 May – Cleveland, Rowan, and Rutherford Counties Day Residents enjoy discounted admission to Sunday Fun Day: Wonders of Wood. Watch the wood
shavings fly as artist Charles Farrar demonstrates the art of woodturning on a lathe, go on a scavenger hunt, and do a simple wood project.

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