Recap: Fall Family Day

On Saturday, November 16, Family Day returned to the Dixon and was a huge success! With more people than ever before, all who came experienced a fun day full of special activities and surprises in the colorful fall setting of the gardens. DSC_0826

During Family Day, friends and families enjoyed  scavenger hunts, face painting, games, and live music by the band, The Happy Things. DSC_0740

Kids created unique fall art projects like quilt collages, corn husk dolls, and scarecrow paper bag hats. DSC_0792

Hattiloo Theatre entertained audiences by performing excerpts from one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, Charlotte’s Web. DSC_0831

Memphis artist Frank D. Robinson wowed the crowd by creating works of art with objects found in their own pockets and purses! DSC_0765

Inside, visitors explored Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery which  examines the ever shifting intersections of aesthetics and belief.  DSC_0736Ashe to Amen  includes 59 works of art and design that date from the late 19th century to 2012 by nearly 50 artists, 24 whom are still active today. DSC_0785

Works of art turned into excellent accessories and parting gifts.

Each year, the Dixon’s education programs strive to reach diverse audiences and provide an environment that applauds personal interpretation and advances creative thought. These programs and events promote interest in the arts and horticulture through specific programming for children, adults, and outreach groups. To learn more, please visit the Dixon’s website at