Free art kits available at Hockaday Museum

Art kits help kids 'shelter in place'

The Hockaday Art Museum's free Emergency Art Kits for kids sheltering in place have been a big success, so they're giving out more this week.

Already the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell has distributed over 300 kits to local families in need as well as to local schools and other non-profit organizations. The museum also shared kits with Russell, Peterson, Edgerton, and Hedges Elementary Schools in Kalispell, as well as The Heartlocker and Center for Restorative Justice.

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The Hockaday Museum is rolling out more new kits this week, starting  Wednesday, April 22 from 11-2. Each kits is unique and includes: a sketchbook, art-making instructions, Montana themed coloring pages designed by local artists, miscellaneous surprise materials, and basic supplies like colored pencils, crayons, and glue. 

Kits are available for contact-free pickup at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11 am and 2 pm. Look for them in a box outside the side entrance of the museum off the alley.

Special thanks to Alisha Shilling and Kalico Art Center, Insty-Prints, Imagine if Libraries, J2 Business Solutions, Applebees, Jonathan Taylor and Staples of Kalispell, Candy Stephens, Jennifer Thompson- artist-in-residence at Russell School, and artists Jessy Hanson and Kathy Martin.

For more information, or to donate to this project or the museum, please email:

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