Pictured above: Asphalt Mural by Mensah Bey in Norview completed in 2020.
Create Asphalt Artwork in Tidewater Gardens in Norfolk, VA.

If you like the Spirograph you’ll enjoy this free digital drawing program.

Create a song by dragging and dropping music notes.

Concert Roulette is a new way of discovering classical music, here to fill the concert-shaped hole in your lives 💔 Simply click to start and you’ll be presented with a video of a concert.

Every Friday night at 5pm join the Frick Museum for Cocktails With a Curator

Enjoy these ultra-hi-res images of the Raphael Cartoons – a set of 7 full-scale designs for a series of tapestries created by Raphael, considered one of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance – Via the V&A Museum, London.

Have some fun..create your own Opera No musical skills required.

For the family: Lincoln Center pop up classroom is led by some of the world’s best artists and educators, each creative learning activity utilizes simple materials found at home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms.

Need a break from the negative? All Positive News HERE

Take a Free Art & Design Course from Harvard University

Learn about Art with free courses from Annenberg Learner

Check out these free virtual Cirque du Soleil performances! Escape from everyday life through the delight and whimsy of their shows. Enjoy!

Every week, discover the vision of a contemporary figure: an artist, a writer, a philosopher, a designer, a musician, an actor, a film or theatre director, or a scientist, on a piece chosen from the collections of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie.

Missing Walt Disney World? This 360-degree panorama is just like a walk through Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and more. You can also find plenty of videos of the full rides to share with the kids on Youtube.

The Metropolitan Opera hosts “Nightly Met Opera Streams” on its official website to audiences worldwide. These free streams present encores of past performances from its famed Live in HD series from the past 14 years. The encore presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Download over 200 art books from the Guggenheim for free

22 free ebooks for designers and artist

Free Will Sliney comic book art classes on YouTube
If you know a kid who’s constantly drawing Spider-Man, this is their chance to learn from a pro. Irish comic book artist Will Sliney started a Twitter challenge for school kids stuck at home, and due to overwhelming response, he’s started offering free art classes on YouTube, too. Join in the fun by following #wewilldraw.


24 Activities To Keep Your Kids Busy While Schools Are Closed

Free Drawing Lessons Live Stream Schedule Every Wednesday at 3PM EST

Free photography classes

Free for a month: Stream unlimited courses on topics from science, history, philosophy, photography, cooking, literature, and more: THE GREAT COURSES

Creative challenges to get you through your day

Comixology is offering free comics to download

Rob Biddulph, children’s book author & artist is offering free art lessons. ~ Rob is an internationally bestselling and multi award-winning author and illustrator. He is the official World Book Day Illustrator for 2019 and 2020.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design has made available over 200 downloadable Vintage Posters on Flickr. Art of the Poster 1880-1918 is a curated collection of works from artists like Alphonse Mucha, Jules Chéret and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, known for their contributions during the Belle Époque period, which is synonymous with iconic art and is often called the Golden Age of design.

Watch extraordinary performances free from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Arts Across America: In collaboration with arts organizations from coast to coast, this series presents free, online programming available on Facebook Live, YouTube, and on their website.

Create your own comics

Where to find Roger Eberts Great Movies streaming

Watch Shakespeare Plays for free every fortnight

22 films for theatre fans on Netflix (Jan. 27, 2021)

10 music documentaries to stream right now

Download Free Coloring Books from 113 Museums

1000 Free Audio Books

Photography and videography resources

Skillshare is giving two months of free access to its Premium Membership for students. Access over 24,000 classes

Parents swoon with gratitude over daily ‘Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!’ videos

10 University Art Classes You Can Take for Free Online

Stream Shakespeare Plays Recorded At The Globe Theatre, Online

Take free Drawing classes from famous illustrators

6000 Historical Children’s books Digitized and Free to read online

Amazon is offering a free month of educational books and shows for kids

The show must go on! Watch these performances

Find artwork from our artists as online puzzles to work on our Jigsaw Planet puzzle page.

You Can Virtually ‘Ride’ These Disney Attractions From The Comfort Of Your Living Room

Story time with an astronaut in space

Indigenous educators volunteer to teach short K-8 lessons online amid school closures

Draw Every Day free with JJK produced by National Book Award Finalist Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Krosoczka is the New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers. The program educates, entertains, and empowers young artists.

From Frida to Shakespeare, the Amazing Things They Did whilst “Social Distancing

The Social Distancing Festival has a calendar of numerous ways to celebrate the arts around the world each day. Many opportunities are free but some links are to performances that require an online admission fee. Some options are restricted for viewing in the US.

‘Frozen’ actor Josh Gad reading to kids on Twitter to provide entertainment during outbreak

A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch

Eight Digital Education resources from the Smithsonian

Star Treks Patrick Stewart will read Shakespeare to you

Illustrator gives free lessons to kids

45 places you can download tens of thousands books, plays and other literary texts completely legally for free

Tired of Netflix? Stream Experimental Films and Video Art

Ivy League courses you can take for free

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers over 1,000 archived performances, all free, online. You can also listen to interviews with artists and learn more about the pieces through lecture


14 of the Most Thrillingly Mind-Expanding YouTube Videos From Museums Around the Globe

2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually

11 Historic Artists’ Homes You Can See on Google Street View

Here’s 33 National Park tours you can take virtualy

Virtually tour the National Gallery in London

Take one of these virtual tours of the galleries at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museo Nacional We especially love the Rembrandt and Portraiture exhibition. They have VR capabilities too.

Take a virtual tour of Monet’s home

Check out Painting by Numbers, an online exhibition that offers a modern way to explore Ferdinand Bauer’s vintage drawings.

Explore ancient history from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceana in this totally interactive virtual tour of the British Museum, London.

Enjoy these Virtual Tours at The National Gallery of Victoria: Australia’s oldest, largest, and most visited art museum. The museum offers a wide variety of international and Australian art in its collection, including paintings, drawings, photography, and sculptures.

Did someone say Gaudi? Virtually visit 3 of his amazing creations

Visit Rome! Take this virtual tour of the Vatican Museums.

6 Eclectic Online Exhibitions You Can Explore With the Click of a Mouse

Gustave Doré: The Reign of Imagination. Explore the curated collection of paintings, engravings, and more. Skilled in printing, drawing, illustrating, graphic art, and sculpting, Gustave Doré was one of the 19th century’s most creative figures. The French artist explored the “main genres and formats of his era, ranging from satire to religion, and from sketches to monumental canvases,” an acclaimed approach that was at the core of this Musée d’Orsay’s 2014 show.

Hey art lover check out this virtual visit to The State Hermitage Museum in Russia with over 60,000 artworks! yay!

Virtually tour Frank Lloyd Wrights most famous buildings Note: They are taking a short summer vacation from #WrightVirtualVisits. The project will relaunch on August 20 in an exciting new format but you still view videos online.

Chinese Museums closed by the coronavirus put their exhibitions online

Explore the National Museum of Women in The Arts

Explore Every Stitch of the Famed Bayeux Tapestry with this high-resolution image of the 224-foot medieval masterpiece, which chronicles the 1066 conquest of England.

12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Take a personal tour of Vincent van Gogh’s works with the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam’s seven-part virtual series.

World Class Museums to enjoy online

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