MOCA Family Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019 // 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville

Event Description


Join MOCA Jacksonville for creative family time with a free day of innovative art-making, interactive fun and other surprises! MOCA Family Day partners include the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Jacksonville Symphony, Jax Poetry Fest, Jacksonville Science Festival, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, GROWyoga and the Bold City Contemporary Ensemble and so much more! There will be live performances by the Jacksonville Symphony and the La Villa School of the Arts. Hemming Park Spring Fest will be happening, so come make a full day of family time downtown! 

This event is free and open to the public.

Family Day Partner Art Activities

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: Arts for All Chalk Roller

Art League of Jacksonville: Portrait Drawing & Demos

Grow Yoga: Family Yoga Demo

Go Art Tours: Art Interpretation Activity

UNF Print Guild: Screen Printing

Indigo Art Therapy: Sensory Friendly Art Space


Hope at Hand Poetry Workshops

Material Meaning: Harnessing the Power of Senses, Spaces, and Objects // 1 – 1:50 p.m.

How the Light Comes: The Poetry of Writing // 2 – 2:50 p.m.


Musical Performances by

Bold City Contemporary Ensemble: Kid Pix Project // 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra // 3 - 4 p.m.

About The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble

The Bold City Contemporary Ensemble introduces a new project that is launched at MOCA's family day! "Kid Pix" is a collaboration between Dr. Gary Smart and BCCE to find inspiration inside Duval county. Children of any age up to 18 years are invited to submit artwork in any medium at BCCE events in person, or by scanned email at Selected works will be used by Dr. Smart to create a new piece of music. Discover the intersection of visual art and music at MOCA's family day as BCCE launches their interactive project. Families and children will be invited to draw and interact with the musicians in live performance and improvisation. For more information, please visit