PLAY (Mid-Wilshire) offers facilitated, drop-in art activities for parents and children (toddlers to age 5) five days a week.

Where: In the art room at PLAY, 5814 W. Third St., LA 90036

Drop-in Art Cost: $14 per child OR purchase an Art & Play Card, valid for 5 drop-in visits for $60 ($12 each; expires 5 years after purchase). Art & Play Cards may be used for Messy Art and Stories & Art (use of the community area is included during your visit) and for drop-in play anytime during our business hours. Siblings may share an Art Card (the card will be punched once per child). Click for PLAY music & Messy Mixed Media member rates for drop-in art.

Regular Schedule
MondaysMessy Art10-12
TuesdaysMessy Art10-12
ThursdaysStories & Art10-11:30
FridaysMessy Art10:45-12
SaturdaysMessy Art10-12
upcoming holiday closures

Drop-in art activities are first-come, first-served. Children must attend with a participating parent or caregiver. Please inquire by phone if you plan to come with a group: 323.988.1189


Messy Art

Messy Art

What: Messy Art is facilitated parent-and-child painting. You may paint anytime within the scheduled window, but please try to arrive at least a half-hour before the end time. All materials, as well as smocks for kids and adults, are provided.

Who: Kids from toddler-age to 5. We don’t have an official lower age limit for Messy Art, but it tends to be more fun once kids are spending less time trying to eat the paint, and when they can stand comfortably at the easels.


Stories & Art

Stories and Art

What: At 10 am, we start with a story reading, then kids create their own art, taking inspiration from the book. Depending on the featured read, we use the book’s color palette, textures, images, or themes as a starting point for the art time. (The art room is open until 11:30, but most kids who participate from 10am are done sooner.)

Who: Kids who enjoy painting and might be ready to sit for one story; around 2 years and up, but kids under 2 are also welcome.

All books featured in Stories & Art are available for sale in our store.