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Wellness and Access Programs

Low-Sensory Mondays

First Monday of every month from 2 – 5 PM
We embrace the unique qualities of all who walk through our doors and appreciate that many visitors need to explore the Museum in different ways. For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer Low-Sensory Mondays on the first Monday afternoon of every month. At each event, loud gallery sounds and bright lights are turned down and attendance is limited. Fidget bags will be available for checkout.


Art & Autism: Workshop

ART+AUTISM: SHAPES + COLOR
Tuesday, July 16, 5-6:30 PM

We welcome you to the first summer Art + Autism Workshop at the Plains Art Museum! We will explore the layers artists use to build color. Our day will consist of a welcome activity, an exploration of public art, and creating our own work to take home!

Starting at 5:00 PM we will have an optional picnic outside in our patio area near the sculpture pad. Bring your own sack meal or enjoy the goldfish and juice provided. We will begin the activities at 5:30 PM.

These sessions are developed and instructed by Plains Art Museum Education Staff and Special Education professionals and are designed for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event is free but registration is requested.
Assistive technology is welcome and encouraged! If there are any accommodations our staff can make to benefit your child, please contact us.

Parents/caregivers may request an orientation prior to the event – contact amccann@plainsart.org to schedule.

Social Story

View our social story, a visual and written narrative to support visitors before and during their visit to Plains Art Museum. Copies of our social story are also available at the front desk.

Download a copy here.

Art of Hope and Healing

Experience hope and healing through guided healing arts sessions. Open to individuals and families who have been impacted by substance abuse, Art of Hope and Healing workshops provide a safe and uplifting space to share and heal through gentle art activities led by trained therapeutic arts facilitator Nikki Anderson.

Currently, there are no sessions for Art of Hope and Healing. Please check back.