Fun for kids of all ages!

Chattanooga, TN (January 13, 2017) – The Hunter Museum of American Art invites children of all ages to create, play, and explore during summer camp at the Hunter! There are six different options for kids ages 6 to 14 and a week for 3 to 5 year olds. Hunter Museum summer camps offer immersive and fun art experiences for kids that boost creativity and teach kids new skills. Registration is open now at


For Older Children:



Full day camps run from 9am to 4pm and include snacks. Campers are asked to bring a peanut-free, brown bag lunch. Admission is $184 for members; $230 for non-members.


June 5 - 9

Street Level: Ages 12 to 14  

Young teens break boundaries in this camp when they discover spray paint as a way to make art and create their own graffiti work.


June 12 - 16

C-ART-ography: Ages 9 to 11

“X marks the spot” for treasure hunters and geography lovers alike when they create artistic maps and chart a new course for artistic adventure.


June 19 - 23

Move It, Bend It, Shape It, Sculpt It: Ages 6 to 8

Yoga and art become one when campers make their bodies into living sculptures and then create artistic sculptures with other media.


June 26 - 30

Art2 D2 Squared: Ages 9 to 11

Imagination meets invention when campers meld art and robotics to create something truly distinctive.


July 10 - 14

Art Detectives: Ages 6 to 8

Campers uncover the mysterious histories of art and artists and then create their own works filled with clues and mystery.


July 17 - 21

Mixed with Media: Ages 9 to 11

Go viral with art this week when campers learn more about messages in art and in social media. Participants will create their own mixed media works blending technology and traditional media to make their own viral sensation.


For Pre-K Children:

HALF DAY CAMPS July 24 - 28

9am - 12noon (for ages 3 to 4)

1pm - 4pm (for ages 4 to 5)

Let your littles enjoy a fun sampling of many art forms in an immersive half-day experience.

Snacks are provided. Admission is $92 for members; $115 for non-members.

All campers must be fully potty-trained.


For more information and to register, please visit



Chattanooga, TN (June 14, 2016) – This summer the Hunter Museum will be exhibiting the work of Harvey Dunn – one of the leading artist-illustrators of the golden era of illustration. Dunn’s work as both an artist and a teacher had enormous influence on the way Americans saw their lives portrayed in the early 20th century. The exhibition features Dunn’s paintings of rural America and scenes captured on World War I battlefields, as well as his work for Scribner’s, Harper’s, The Saturday Evening Post, and other magazines.

As a companion to the exhibition, the Hunter Museum is hosting a storytelling contest for children to write their own very short stories (150 words or less) based on selected images from the exhibit. Rising K-5th graders will have the opportunity to imagine their way into the world depicted in the paintings and create a narrative based on what they see. The contest will inspire children to understand the link between writing and illustrating and the role of both artist and writer in shaping a story.

The contest runs from July 1 to July 31.

Email to or hand-deliver to:

Hunter Museum                                  Every day beginning July 1

Creative Discovery Museum               Friday and Saturday, July 1 & 2

Cambridge Square Night Market       Friday, July 8

Chattanooga Market                           Sunday, July 10

For additional information on the contest, click here.


The Chattanooga Times Free Press is the contest and exhibition media partner. Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students is made possible in Chattanooga by support from SunTrust and is a collaboration of Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, South Dakota.