Artists from age 1 to adulthood were assigned to a section of sidewalk and issued a supply of colored chalk in large sticks.
For the young artists like 3-year-old
The event was designed to attract
"We were brainstorming some programs that could be done while the bat exhibit is up in the temporary gallery," said
It was decided that a perfect venue would be outdoors in the shade of the wonderful old trees that line the museum's art park.
And in keeping with the bat theme inside the gallery, the artists drew various types of bats, including a large, smiling bat that looked like nothing more than a teddy bear with wings.
He is a self-taught artist.
"I saw a lot of pictures (of chalk drawings) on the internet and decided that I'd give it a try," Campos said.
More entertainment, with a healthy dose of education, came from the long, inflated building inside of which is the reproduction of a cave.
Visitors are led by a flashlight-carrying cave expert who points out the cave formations and other sights.
The cave exhibit was provided by the
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