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Enjoy Art in the Outdoors!

“Communities are not built of friends, or of groups of people with similar styles and tastes, or even of people who like and understand each other. They are built of people who feel they are part of something that is bigger than themselves. To build community requires only the ability to see value in others: to look at them and see a potential partner in one's enterprise.”

-Suzanne Goldsmith, A City Year, 1997

It's a great day to create outside!

Creative fun in YOUR community for the whole family geared towards children ages 2-10 years, (siblings are welcome).

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Try a variety of art materials, nature art, sensory play, stories, and songs with Educator, Author, and Professional Art Therapist Tammy Thomson. This 1.5 hour program offers families the opportunity to connect with other families in the Shawnee Evergreen community and make art together. Year round throughout every season you will find us creating outside!










The SECA Art in the Park program is generously funded by the Shawnee Evergreen Community Association.

Funding from SECA enables Nurture Nest to offer the program to families in the community for free. All families are welcome to register or drop in, however, if you are regularly participating in SECA programming, we kindly ask you to purchase a $20.00 annual SECA membership which supports this program and other family programs in the community. Even if you do not reside in the SECA area, you can buy an Associate Membership to help support the continuation of family programs like Art in the Park.

Community and Associate memberships are available HERE on the SECA website.

The Art in the Park Program is located at:

Summer/Fall Location: The Greenspace on Shawnee Blvd. SW between the dog park and playground. 

Map is here

Winter/Spring Location: Evergreen Drive Park. Free street parking on Evergreen Grove (Closest address is 19 Evergreen Grove by the Little Free Library Box)

Map is here 

Register for free to save a space as this program fills quickly!

(Drop ins always welcome)



Upcoming Dates & Times:

  • Saturday, January 27  10 am - 11:30 am

  • Saturday February 10     10 am - 11:30 am

  • Saturday March 9 10 am - 11:30 am





We are currently accepting applications for this program for more communities in Calgary and surrounding areas. If you would like to find out more about offering this valuable program in YOUR community, contact our founder, Tammy Thomson by email at

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