Community Day: 45-Anniversary Open House

11 AM–8 PMFree admission all day

It’s SJMA’s birthday, and we just can’t stop celebrating! We’re extending our Community Day into the evening for this special occasion, with festivities for both adults and kids. From 11 AM to 4 PM, an eclectic mix of hands-on art projects and happenings for families. After 4 PM, the entertainment will take on a more grown-up vibe with live music by No Water After Midnight and a pop-up cocktail bar (no-host). Get creative with GoGo Craft, take home a custom poem by Zack Houston, and tackle SJMA’s version of an urban scavenger hunt with your friends.

Sponsored by Adobe and by the City of San Jose's Cultural Affairs.

Schedule of activities

11 AM–8 PM: Mobile Scavenger Hunt. Work as a team and explore the galleries to find the answers. Get the clues here!
11 AM–4PM: Art-making: ArtBots, Chihuly Sculptures, and Anniversary Wishes.
1–1:40 PM: Space Palette Performance. Space Palette is a musical and graphical instrument that allows users to play music and paint visuals simultaneously as it reacts to the users' hand motions.
1:40–3:30 PM: Space Palette Interaction.
4–8 PM: Pop-up Bar (no-host).
4:30–5:30 PM, 5:50–6:45 PM, and 7–7:30 PM: Live music by No Water After Midnight.
5–8 PM: Custom, on-demand poems by Zack Houston.
4:30–7:30 PM: DIY art project for adults by GoGo Craft, in which participants create wooden coasters inspired by Mission-School artist Clare Rojas, whose work is featured in the exhibition Initial Public Offering.