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We’ve been very busy here at The Magic Canvas this week getting everything ready to welcome our friends to our magical studio!

When we first started putting our studio together, we had painted walls and that’s about it. That is definitely now no longer the case! Over the last week, we have painted two large blackboard murals – one in our main studio and the other in our secret Houdini’s Hideout room. Each are collaborations with our team here and you can see how each played their part. Some of us even overcame our fear of heights for our 8 foot high murals! Our shelves have been added to display not only our artwork, and original artwork by a very talented commissioned artist, but also a special section for a featured local artist each month!

We have quite a few characters here as well, besides our team of course. Our mascot Super Dali, a superhero rabbit with the power of creativity, has been added to our walls and will greet you as soon as you walk in. Our “bartender” Harry is keeping watch over all of the snacks and drinks we’ll offer. Luckily, since he’s a skeleton we don’t have to worry about any candy bars mysteriously disappearing. Speaking of snacks, our popcorn machine arrived too! We’ll have freshly popped popcorn available daily for our visitors!

Of course, we need something to paint on, so our tables arrived and we spent quite awhile arranging them to make sure every one is safely distanced while still maintaining an excellent view of our stage area. This part was a little easier because we also had our television screens mounted on either side of our stage for easy viewing right next to our “stage hands”.

“Houdini’s Hideout” for our kid’s parties is taking shape pretty quickly! Our second chalkboard mural resides there, but to see it you need to go through the secret door. We can’t wait to host Princess, Magic, and Art themed parties there along with our weekly Magical Story Time. It’s a perfect place for fun and magic!

We can’t wait to have everyone come join us where creativity meets – The Magic Canvas!

Story Time

Hi Magic Canvas friends!

Welcome to our blog – we will be updating this with our new and upcoming events, along with fun facts, stories, and maybe (ok, not maybe…there WILL be) a little magic.

At The Magic Canvas, we are happy to provide our community with access to both art and magic for all ages! We wanted to make sure we could include everyone here at our studio, even our younger friends that may not be too interested in art yet. So we are happy to announce we will be offering FREE “Magical Story Time” on Saturday mornings for our friends 6 years of age and younger accompanied by their adult(s).

So what can you expect?

The stories we select are some of our favorites from when we were kids and always include a message of inclusion, embracing your differences, and other important lessons. Our Chief Artist in Residence (ChAIR), Tiffany, will be our host and will bring these tales to life with animated facial expressions, character voices, and a lot of energy! Tiffany is a public speaking award winner specifically in the “Storytelling” category, so this will be so much more than just reading a book! We want to bring these stories to life for our young friends, to have them engaged and entertained while learning the important lessons. To also assist in this, there will be a few themed magic effects with the stories, literally bringing the story off the page!

Tiffany personally chose our first story, The Popcorn Dragon, a favorite from her childhood about a little dragon named Dexter who couldn’t blow fire but learns to embrace his difference in a new way. Don’t worry if you get a craving for popcorn as we will have our popcorn maker going as well!

Magical Story Times will be limited to 6 friends under the age of six (plus their adults) at each session to comply with current restrictions and keep everyone safe. You can reserve your spot at themagiccanvas.com/magicalstorytime.

We look forward to seeing you there!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ―Albert Einstein

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

We've been very busy here at The Magic Canvas this week getting everything ready to welcome our friends to our magical studio! When we first started putting our studio together, we had painted walls...

Story Time

Story Time

Hi Magic Canvas friends! Welcome to our blog - we will be updating this with our new and upcoming events, along with fun facts, stories, and maybe (ok, not maybe...there WILL be) a little magic. At...