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August Newsletter

HANNAH BEAN  \  SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

### Program Updates

**Featured Upcoming Classes:**
**Daytime Series for Young Artists**
9:30AM-1:30PM, Ages 3-5, Mondays 9/12 - 10/10 (5 weeks) OR Tuesdays, 9/13-10/18 (6 weeks)
At The Art Garage, we believe that our youngest learners benefit greatly from creative exploration through art based education! This class will encourage cross-curriculum connections and kindergarten preparedness through age-appropriate lessons inspired by famous artists and is perfect for young artists who are preparing to start school or attend school part-time! Learn more and register [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses?categories=6)!

**3-2-1 Blastoff!**
9AM-12PM, Ages 4-6, August 22nd -26th
Travel to the far reaches of space aboard the space shuttle Creativity and discover a mysterious universe of planets, asteroids, and black holes!
Your young artist is sure to create some incredible masterpieces and have a ton of fun in this special visual arts camp for ages 4-6 the week of August 22nd-26th! Register [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses/4019)and be sure to check out our recently released October classes and 2022 School Day Out classes and camps!

**There's so much more to explore at The Art Garage!** See all of our upcoming classes for toddlers\, kids\, teens\, and adults [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses)!

**Birthday Parties at The Art Garage!**
Looking for a great place to celebrate a birthday? The Art Garage will create a fantastic party for you! We tailor our special events to ensure we meet the guest of honor's interests. You can choose from one of our popular themes or contact us to discuss your own and we will create a project to go along with it. Parties are available on Saturdays in the fall and we can't wait to celebrate with you! Learn more [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/91)!

**Join The Art Garage Board of Directors!**
The Art Garage is seeking diverse and unique community members for The Art Garage Board of Directors! Please fill out or pass along our [interest form](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelPPkMBBD_lScuzrr9J0eGsCgQDYs9MDD_wyHdXwmHyGCHwg/viewform) to anyone interested in contributing to The Art Garage and learn more about our Board of Directors [HERE](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/211)!

### Events in our Community

**ASLD Summer Art Market**
August 27th and 28th, 2022, 9AM - 5PM
Summer Art Market is Art Student League of Denver’s most popular event of the year! Come to their doorstep in the West Wash Park neighborhood to shop the best in local artwork - featuring more than 100 Colorado artist vendors plus cold beer, food fresh from the grill, and Sweet Action ice cream! Get tickets [HERE](https://asld.org/summer-art-market-current/)!

### Community Resources

**Amazon Smiles Chrome Extension**
It’s now easier than ever to support The Art Garage while doing your online shopping! [MakeMeSmile](https://www.couponchief.com/makemesmile) is a Chrome extension that automatically helps ensure that your Amazon purchase can be correctly attributed to Amazon’s charitable program, Amazon Smile, and that a portion of your purchase will go to nonprofit organizations like The Art Garage. Make your online purchases count with no extra effort on your part by [downloading this free extension](https://www.couponchief.com/makemesmile#26-4806197) today! Thank you for your support!

**Back to School Book Giveaway!**
August 27th, 9AM-12PM, 4890 Lowell Blvd.
Get ready to head back to school with Book Bar's Denver Book Give! [Check out Book Give's website](https://bookgivedenver.org/) to learn more about how to donate books, book-giving partnerships, and more!

**Joyous Book Club**
Monthly book recommendations from The Art Garage's Community Liaison, Joy Giles
**How Lucky by Will Leitch**
This great book follows Daniel, who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disease which requires him to use a wheelchair as well as a voice generator to communicate with others. When a local college student goes missing, Daniel believes that he saw this student actually being kidnapped while he was sitting on his front porch early one morning. This story is about how he and a couple of his very dear friends try to help find this student. Daniel tells the reader about his life and the people in his life who love and care about him and we are invited in to witness a very independent, capable, caring person who shows true courage in the face of a very scary situation. This book is funny, compassionate on many levels, suspenseful and informative (you will learn a lot about SMA)!


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