Messy Art Day

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Messy Art Day


Messy Art Day has been re-imagined as a safer community event this year!

Messy Art Day is a free community event, hosted annually in the spring at ECPC, where children 4 and under can explore colors, textures and a variety of media in a safe and fun environment. Messy Art Day is all about the process of art, not the product, where kids are encouraged to immerse their entire bodies in materials, from paint to shaving cream, ice, oobleck, bubbles, waterbeads and more.

After a 2-year break, we are excited to announce that we will be resuming our annual tradition of hosting Messy Art Day at ECPC. Come join us at our school on March 20, 2022 to experience our hands-on, play-based philosophy. We’ll be offering 15 awesome, wild, (and sometimes squishy) play stations in a limited entry, outdoor, spacious setting.


COVID Safety

We want to keep this event safe and comfortable for everyone. Surgical or N95 masks are required for everyone 2 years and older, in addition to all volunteers and eligible attendees 5 years and older being fully vaccinated. Tickets are timed entry to limit the number of people in our school at one time.

The event will be outdoors, and we will be cleaning and sanitizing available bathrooms regularly.

Proof of vaccination will be required UPON REGISTRATION and may be requested AT TIME OF ENTRY on March 20. Please bring a vaccination card, or be prepared to show a digital vaccination record which reflects a shot (vaccination or booster) within the past 6 months.

SIGN UP FOR MESSY ART DAY HERE – space is limited and advance registration is required.

If you own a local business and are interested in sponsorship opportunities or in donating materials as a Community Partner, please contact the Director of Marketing at

If you’ve been to Messy Art Day in the past, share your photos on Instagram and Facebook! Be sure to tag @ecpckids and add El Cerrito Preschool Cooperative as your location.