The first Apt. 3 event will be held at the Museum, located at 201 College St., on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Individuals who bring a donation for the Museum’s art room will be admitted free. Ink stamps, Crayola watercolor sets and washable markers, Scotch tape and glue sticks are some of the preferred donations.
Subsequent events and receptions will be held approximately every three months, and will coincide with gallery rotations, according to Kerry Teeple, Museum deputy director.
The organization’s name is derived from one of the four original pieces of art that the Museum collected. Created by Ezra Jack Keats, the “Apt. 3” illustration was purchased in 1982. Members will be exposed to new cultural, literary and artistic experiences, and enjoy additional social interaction while also supporting the Mazza Museum and its literacy mission.
Drinks from local brewers and vintners, snacks and a short keynote presentation will be included with each event.
Museum organizers hope Apt. 3 will serve as an additional, complimentary option for members of Findlay Young Professionals and others between the ages of 18 and 40 who are seeking after-work cultural enrichment in a comfortable and inspiring setting.
“We’re trying to engage a wider audience with the museum,” which offers a wealth of experiences for nostalgic reverie, visual literacy enhancement and a variety of continuing artistic and literary opportunities for visitors of all ages, said Molly Cooper, Mazza’s administrative assistant. Cooper is helping to organize the group and coordinate events.
Other scheduled receptions will be held Dec. 28, March 13 and June 14.