Host a Birthday Party in Our Studios

The KTJ Studios at Mystic Arts Center are the place to have a fun and hands-on birthday party! We offer a variety of themes and are happy to customize according to the birthday child. Parties include a guided hour of art-making and can also include art games and a visit to MAC’s galleries.

 Party Themes

  • Princes and Princesses/Wizards: Create crowns, magic wands, and scepters.
  • Painting: Work at a real artist easel and explore the wide world of paint through instruction. Or create a painted life-size self portrait with robust imagination – are you a knight in shining armor or a super-star athlete?
  • Doll Tea Party (ages 7+): Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal and create a fanciful food item from Sculpey clay for a whimsical tea party.
  • Mixed Media Adventure: Use a variety of materials to create a unique masterpiece. Past projects have included crackle painting, kinetic sculpture, and treasure chests.
  • Jungle Safari: Bring out your inner wild creature by creating an animal-inspired project.
  • Under the Sea: Create a mystical crayon-resist painting or mixed media collage filled with your favorite aquatic creatures.
OR you can choose your own! Does your child have a special interest or theme in mind? Talk to our staff about creating a customized art project.

Mystic Arts Center provides:

  • Exclusive use of the studio for two hours
  • 1-hour art activity led by Mystic Arts Center staff
  • “Eye Spy” tour in galleries (optional)
  • All materials used for art project
  • Art project clean-up
  • Tables and chairs
  • Kitchen facilities (mini refrigerator, sink, microwave.)
  • Broom, dustpan and trash receptacles for clean-up
  • Birthday Party invitations
  • Free parking for party host and guests, with vouchers

Party host provides:

  • Birthday cake, food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Paper goods (plates, cups, napkins, utensils)
  • Tablecloths (optional)
  • Balloons and additional decorations (optional)
  • Post party clean up per Mystic Arts Center specifications
  • Chaperones (at least one adult per 6 children)

Schedule & Fees

  • Parties are offered for 2 hours on non-holiday weekends.
  • $200 Mystic Arts Center members (Includes up to 12 children including the birthday child)
  • $250 Public
  • Additional children (up to 25 total) are welcome for $10 each


  • Attendance is limited to 25 children maximum.
  • There must be at least one adult chaperone present for every six children.
  • Chaperones must be attentive to children at all times and follow established facility guidelines.
  • Clean up time must be accounted for within the 2-hour party rental.
  • The facility is unlocked and available for set up no more than 15 minutes before the start of the party, unless otherwise arranged.
  • Only non-alcoholic beverages are allowed during Birthday Parties.
  • Running inside or outside near the boulders or water is prohibited.
  • Parties canceled or rescheduled with less than five days notice will receive a refund less a 25% processing fee.


Birthday Party Request

  •   11 am - 1pm
      12 pm - 2pm
      2 pm - 4 pm
  •   11 am - 1 pm
      12 pm - 2pm
      2 pm - 4 pm
  •   11 pm - 1 am
      12 pm - 2 pm
      2 pm - 4 pm


To Learn More

Read our Frequently Asked Questions about hosting a party at the Mystic Arts Center.

All events include reserved parking in Mystic Arts Center’s parking lot, and accessibility to our full kitchen (when needed). Special rates available to nonprofit, educational and community groups.

To book a birthday party at the Mystic Arts Center, please complete the Birthday Party request form above.

Questions? Contact Education staff at (860)536-7601 x213 or email