Free and open to the public, the BIG ARTS Family Day will take place on Sunday, April 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. It will feature an exciting circus show, live performers, children’s workshops, “make and take” art experiences, food, beverages, and more!


“Our free gatherings are a wonderful way for BIG ARTS to play a meaningful role in the community,” Executive Director, Lee Ellen Harder said. “They are a great opportunity for us to introduce residents and guests to the BIG ARTS facility and everything our organization offers.”


The afternoon will kick off at 3 p.m. with a performance by the Great Dubois in BIG ARTS Christensen Performance Hall.


The Great Dubois is A fast-paced, high-energy circus show for all ages, showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic, and audience interaction all wrapped up in a blanket of comedy. Simply put, it is the most unique 2-person circus show you will ever see!


After the performance, there will be more entertainment and activities outside in the Malone Family Sculpture Garden. There will be a silt walker, along with juggling and hula hooping by Citrus Circus members. One of BIG ARTS youth artist-instructors will offer a make-and-take, interactive art experience. Leslie Adams is catering for the event with family-friendly food and desserts. A complimentary bar of beer, wine, soda, water, and a specialty kid’s mocktail will also be provided.


Both galleries are open and free for guests to experience the two current exhibits: “Uprising” by Wendy Klemperer in the Dunham Family Gallery and “Gatha Poem Paintings” by Beth Schroeder in the Mezzanine Gallery.


Family Day is free, but a ticket is required to attend The Great Dubois performance. Visit or call (239) 395-0900 to reserve tickets.