Event Details

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
|  12:00pm - 4:00pm

Art of Disguise


Workshops under the awnings:

Mustachio, Masquerade Masks, Glorious Glasses, Wearable accessories, 

Pottery: 12-4pm

Note: Pre-registration required for use of the pottery wheels and carving due to capacity limits. Click here to pre-register.

Free Paint: 12-4pm

Family Stage at 1pm and 3pm:  

Stone Carving Demonstration with Hayden Haynes:
Learn how to carve Steatite (soapstone). Participants (ages 5 & up) will be able to try their hand at working with the material and learn the cultural significance related to the Haudenosaunee peoples in carving wood, stone and antler/bone, as well as modern stone carving.
Deer Hide Medicine Pouch by Kehala Smith:
Students are provided with individual bead packages containing all supplies and tools needed to create their own medicine pouch. As we will be using the hide of the Deer to make the pouch, we give thanks to the Leader of the four legged and offer our gratitude to all they provide for us and the natural world. They were the first animals to lay down their lives for our sustenance and the teachings will explain how Native people use all parts of the animal, from deer meat, to deer toes as shakers for dancers, using the hide as clothes, pouches and purses. Several items will be on display. The pouch is approx. 2" x 2" on golden tanned deer hide.

More About FREE Family Saturdays:

FREE Family Saturdays is part of the summer 2021 season on Saturdays from June 19, 2021-August 28, 2021, from 12pm-4pm at the Artpark Amphitheater.

Summer is for families at Artpark, where afternoons are filled with creative hands-on discovery (arts and crafts, stories and workshops) and live performances for all ages. This year’s series presents Indigenous Ways of Knowing with interactive workshops, storytelling and teachings. A slew of educational fun activities for all ages; Treaty teachings, Wampum bracelets workshops, soap carvings, Sonic storytelling, Haudenosaunee dance performance, Corn Husk Doll workshop so much more!


"Storytelling is what preserved our past, maintains our present and is the key to our future”   Perry Ground


The Family Stage is more than a place to play; it will be a place where the audience will experience Indigenous Ways of Knowing with expressive Native American Culture through interactive, land-based workshops, storytelling and teachings by well-respected local knowledge keepers in their disciplines. Visitors will explore, discover and be part of the unique culture, traditions, and passed-down heritage of the People of Turtle Island at The Family Stage every Saturday.