The “Hands On For Kids” Gallery

HOFK_4WebThe “Hands On For Kids” Gallery is a great place to bring your favorite young artists! This magical room of discovery is where budding artists can enjoy a full range of artistic experiences. Families can relax, create together and make new memories while learning about the arts in a fun-filled casual and cozy setting.

The “Hands On For Kids” Gallery is open daily for self-directed activities. Art projects are updated regularly to reflect our changing exhibitions. You provide the imagination and creativity and we clean up the mess!

We’re the perfect hangout for rainy day fun, playgroup outings and mommy meet-ups. Pfac members can enjoy these and other educational resources year-round as part of membership. Join today!

Our “Hands On For Kids” Gallery is ideal to rent for birthday parties and other group events. Call (757) 596-8175, or send an email to arrange a birthday party, group tour and/or custom hands-on activity (the activity has a modest additional fee). All groups must be accompanied by one or more adult chaperones.

Art Start Preschool Activities

Art Start LogoVisit the Peninsula Fine Arts Center from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays to take part in guided activities for budding artists and play in our Hands on for Kids Gallery. New, creative and fun lessons each week will introduce preschool-aged children to visual learning and creative expression. Classes are at no additional cost with the price of admission and free for members. Children five and under are free. Registration for each week’s classes is required by the preceding Friday and walk-ins cannot be accommodated if the class is at capacity. RSVP to jdobson@pfac-va.org.

View upcoming Art Start Preschool Activities on our Events Page.

The event runs from 10:30-11:00.   To provide a better and richer experience for parents and preschoolers, ArtStart will no longer be a “drop-in” class.  Each class will have a brief lesson or song or story followed by a related art activity. Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early for class.  RSVP to Joan Dobson by email at jdobson@pfac-va.org or call 596-8175.  


Preschool art education is sponsored by Wells Fargo