MusicFamily Day at OZ will take place on August 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual festival of indoor and outdoor arts activities for young people and families is designed to spark creativity, activity and interaction. Dispersed among the grounds of OZ Arts, more than a dozen local artists and community organizations will set up activity stations enabling kids of all ages to tap into their imaginations while having fun with friends and family members.
This year’s Family Day at OZ focuses on the theme of sports and art, featuring sports-themed art-making stations and performance presentations. As always, there are a number of “make and take” activities on offer, and this year, attendees will have a chance to make their own jump rope led by the team at Harlan Ruby, choose a design & sand their own cruiser skateboard deck with Rocketown and Sixth Avenue Skatepark, or build their own cardboard arcade game with Emily Holt. Additional activity stations will be led by artists from Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Oasis Center, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, Hankabee Button Company and the Nashville Predators’ Gnash will even make an appearance for photo opps and a DJ-led dance party. Visual artist Brandon Donahue will create multiple interactive art installations, including an outdoor volleyball court with hand-stitched net and an indoor basketball court with sculpture-backboards and a hand-painted floor. OZ Arts will also display a selection of Donahue’s sculptural artworks on the warehouse venue’s gallery walls.
Moving the Family Day mainstage outdoors this year, OZ Arts will transform its front parking lot into a bike and skate park with BMX and skateboard ramps for two performances by BMX Pros Trick Team.
Tickets are free for kids 12 and under, and $25 for an adult. Tickets can be purchased online at www.OZArtsNash ville.org.