AMSET Free Family Fun Day on Oct. 29

AMSET Free Family Fun Day on Oct. 29

BEAUMONT, Texas — From the Art Museum of Southeast Texas: Frightful creatures and fearsome art activities await at “Eat a Bug!” Family Arts Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). Children and their families are invited to celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead by decorating sugar skulls and enjoying a variety of exciting art activities. The Mexican Heritage Society will also perform traditional Mexican Folk Dancing at this Family Arts Day.

Capping off this annual event is the daring and adventurous tasting of fried crickets. Bill Clark Pest Control, Inc. will once again provide bugs of all sizes for courageous tasters to sample. Keeping with the harrowing holiday theme, AMSET will replicate another popular activity – decorating sugar skulls. These skulls traditionally help children celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Central American holiday celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2.

This Family Arts Day is held in conjunction with the exhibition CURTAIN CALL Ann Wood, which features a site-specific installation that transforms AMSET’s main galleries into a magical canopied forest. Families are invited to explore the exhibition and replicate the artist’s techniques through hands-on art activities such as tissue flowers and string tapestries. Other exciting art activities will include sugar skulls, piñatas and more. Keeping with the Halloween tradition, children are also encouraged to wear costumes for our Costume Contest at noon. Prizes will be awarded!

Face painting and refreshments will round out this frightening event. As always, admission to Family Arts Day is free and open to the public. For more information, call (409) 832-3432 or visit