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Downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena arts district is transformed into a huge free family block party as SFMOMA, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, MoAD, Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival team up with Target for a non-stop day of free family fun.

Each venue offers families a huge array of opportunities to see and make art. At the Contemporary Jewish Museum, visitors celebrate the power of the book as they take in the exhibition There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak, create their very own book accessories to take home, try their hand at a variety of traditional pen and ink traditions and enjoy live performances inspired by Sendak’s famous stories. At SFMOMA, the new Rooftop Garden is a great place to look up, down and all around at three-dimensional art and then make your own sculptural works including Alexander Calder-inspired stabiles and more. Down the block at MoAD, visitors can take their inspiration from artist Richard Mayhew’s abstract landscape paintings and work with local artists to make their own screen print or add designs to a huge sidewalk mural. Over at Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, kids can ride the carousel, create a music video and much, much more. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival offers a lively afternoon under the sun with multiple performances throughout the area including Circus Bella, an open air, one-ring circus featuring clowns, jugglers, trapeze artists and live musicians, Prescott Circus Theatre, Chelle! & Friends, bringing the sounds of the Mardi Gras parade to life, and The Venezuelan Music Project.

Added by crissy field on September 7, 2009