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april, 2022

23aprsatKids In The Cliff Returns! Bertoia-Inspired Art Edition!10:30 am - 11:30 pm (24) Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

Bauhaus Ballet – Gabby Dawnay and Lesley Barnes, 1960, 2019

Square – Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, 2018

Tar Beach – Faith Ringgold, 1991

Hello and welcome, kids, neighbors, friends and families! After a two-year hiatus, it’s time again for Kids In The Cliff at The Wild Detectives! We’re moving storytime outdoors and bringing back the fun for enquiring young minds. What is art, and what is it made of? Does it make a sound? Can you sit on it?!? This is the last weekend of the mesmerizing Harry Bertoia exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center in the arts district downtown, and it is the inspiration point for this special return. Through stories and special extras, we’ll explore different materials and methods for making artworks. So come join us at The Wild Detectives’ little house for a cozy morning of reading together this Saturday, and stick around after for extra fun. See you in the yard!

*Special note for parents: As before, we’ll have related extra books on hand in case you are

looking for other excellent picture books we recommend! Particular emphasis is placed on

striking illustrations, great graphic design or standout writing. Titles may be brand new, old

treasures, from home, our kids’ section or the local library, but they are always picked with love and a sense of adventure. If there’s a book you’d love, consider our ordering service!

Kids In The Cliff storytime at The Wild Detectives is coming back, so look for upcoming weekend events here. As people who’ve been there, we strive to select themes or titles that will be interesting enough to pique not only children’s, but also the attending adults’ curiosity. It’ll be about a 30-45 minute read each time with something different and fun for the kids–that’s going to be interesting; we can’t wait to see what they come up with.

All ages are welcome.

At The Wild Detectives, bring your kids and infuse them with a love of reading.

Kids In The Cliff is organized by Lanie DeLay, who has worked at Dallas Contemporary, the Dallas Public Library, Hamon Arts Library at SMU, at area preschools and the School For The Blind in Austin. She has written for Glasstire and Art&Seek, and she tutored children in early reading skills at Dealey Montessori. When she isn’t looking at art or reading with kids, she’s reading about art or looking for a new read.

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23 (Saturday) 10:30 am - 24 (Sunday) 11:30 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas