Messy Art Day

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Messy Art Day

Look out – Messy Art Day will be re-imagined as a safer community event for the spring of 2022!

Messy Art Day is a free community event, hosted annually in the spring at ECPC, where children 5 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, confetti, oobleck, bubbles, toilet paper and more.

Each of the 20-25 play stations is custom-built by our members from materials recycled by members or alumni, or donated by our community partners. Human Spin Art, Slide Paint, Crave the Shave, House of Fetti, Oobleck and Clean Mud are just a few of our favorites!

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.