Art Venture


Discover, Create, Participate! 

Hours of operation:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Holiday hours of operation:

  Thanksgiving Day: Closed
  Christmas Eve: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  Christmas Day: Closed
  New Years Day: Closed

Art Venture is an innovative exploratory gallery for youth and families. Visitors to Art Venture can paint, explore printmaking, draw, build, connect music with art, investigate 3D printing, create sculptures, display artwork, and much more. This interactive hands-on learning environment includes continuously changing programming that engages ages 2 to 13 year olds as well as older students and connects to our exhibitions and permanent collections.

Art Venture Group Time

Available for groups of 10 or more wishing to spend time in Art Venture as part of a daycare field trip, community summer camps, birthday party groups, spring or winter break programs.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $5 per Child, Chaperones are free (one per 5 children is required)
Gift Certificate: Purchase Art Venture Group Time as a gift for friends, family, and children's organizations by calling Megan Robinson, Youth and Family Coordinator

Reservations are required at least 3 weeks ahead of time. To arrange, please contact Hillary Hardison, School and Outreach Manager, at 540.204.4110 or hhardison[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.

13 Interactive Stations

Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Sculpture, Music and Visual Art, Architecture, Theatre, Sensory Wall, Giant Dry Erase Board, Color Wheel, 3D Printing, Older Student Stations, and Community Display Area. Stations have self-directed activities with curriculum connections and guiding questions to stimulate learning.

Check out this panoramic view of the space:

Learn more about Art Venture on our Art Venture Launch Blog!


Winter Break in Art Venture

Will you be around town during your Winter Break? Have family coming to visit? Join us in Art Venture during the week of Winter Break for daily acitivites and family fun.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013: Hand made wrapping paper

Wednesday, December 25, 2013: Museum and Art Venture is Closed

Thursday, December 26, 2013: Snowflake prints and cut outs

Friday, December 27, 2013: Watercolor Painting

Saturday, December 28, 2013: Finger Print Pressings

Spring Break in Art Venture

Will you be around town during your Spring Break? Have family coming to visit?
Join us in Art Venture during the week of Spring Break for themed activity days. Performances and art demonstrations occur throughout the week to inspire the act of art making in all of our visitors.

Tuesday, April 22, 2013: Silk Screening and Letter Press

Wednesday, April 23, 2013: Sculpting and 3D-Printing

Thursday, April 24, 2013: Textile Arts

Friday, April 25, 2013: Theatre and Visual Arts

Saturday, April 26 2013: Painting