Kids Create ! Eugene Moves to the University of Oregon Campus for a Free Day of Art Activities and Free Bus Fare

Sponsored by LTD, guests can get free bus transportation to the event on Saturday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


EUGENE, Ore. -- (July 27, 2015) – The 2nd Annual Kids Create! Eugene returns for another exciting day of arts engagement opportunities on Saturday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University of Oregon’s Memorial Quad. Organized by Travel Lane County and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, eleven local groups will be providing hands-on activities and performances through the day.


Kids and families are invited to engage in the arts through hands-on projects and performances.  Participants include: Ballet Fantastique, Ballet North West Academy, Emerald Art Center, Grrrlz Rock, Imagination International Inc., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Lane Arts Council, Nearby Nature, Old School Eugene, Science Factory and Travel Lane County.


Lane Transit District Kids Create! Eugene is sponsored by Lane Transit District (LTD). Families can receive a free, family bus pass with a coupon available at:  Exchange the coupon for a one-day bus pass for the whole family when you board any LTD bus or present as fare on the EMX.

Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day on campus. A full schedule of events follows:

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                 Free Art Activities

Emerald Art Center
Imagination International Inc.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Lane Arts Council
Old School Eugene
Science Factory
Travel Lane County


11:30 a.m. – noon                              Grrrlz Rock Performance


Noon – 2 p.m.                                   Frannie the Frog from Nearby Nature


12:15 – 12:45 p.m.                             Ballet North West Academy


1 – 1:45 p.m.                                      JSMA Tour


2 – 2:30 p.m.                                      Ballet Fantastique Cancelled


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Korea, Japan, America, Europe and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in the state of Oregon—and the only university museum--accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


Links: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,