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Bowers Free Family Festival Celebrates Italy

The Bowers Museum is hosting a “Celebrate Italy Festival: on Sunday, October 4, 2015, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  This is a free Community Event sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment and presented by the Bowers Italian Cultural Arts Council.


  • 1:00 pm Franklin Haynes presents Marionette Magic – A showcase of Haynes’ most popular puppets including Pinocchio.


  • 11 am – 3:30 pm
    • Face painting, and Venetian Carnavale Mask art projects
    • Food sampling of Italian Gelato (as supplies last)
  • 12:00 pm The Sicilian Band, featuring Tony Ciaramitaro, plays romantic ballads of Italy. Join in on the fun and dance to the music!


  • 1:30pm The Sicilian Band
  • 2:15 pm The Bel Canto Singers of the Orange County School of the Arts, Katie Minerman, Aleesha Yan, Daniel Sanchez, Nathan Vasquez, Pianist: Lukas Swidzinski, Director: Maria Lazarova, DMA
  • 2:45pm The Sicilian Band

The KIDSEUM is Open and FREE on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Bowers Kidseum is located 2 blocks south of the Bowers Museum at 1802 North Main Street

  • Interactive & High-tech exhibits featuring Art & Archaeology
  • Face Painting
  • Create art projects

Join Master Storyteller, Miss Cynthia, for presentations:

  • 10:30 A Ray of Moonlight
  • 11:30 The Dragon’s Pearl
  • 12:30 Edward and the Dragon
  • 1:30 Kraton’s Labyrinth
  • 2:30 The Precious Sword
  • 3:30 A Special Doll


View our special exhibitions including Modern Twist; ADAMS, CURTIS & WESTON: Photographers of the American West; WHERE ENDS MEET: A Retrospective of Works by Nancy Ravenhall Johnson as well as our permanent exhibitions.

The Bowers Museum and Kidseum offer free admission to Santa Ana residents every Sunday, with proof of residence, through a generous donation in memory of Dorothy Goerl and courtesy of the Lockhart Family.

The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main St., in Santa Ana.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

2 thoughts on “Free Italy Family Festival at the Bowers Museum set for this Sunday”
  1. I have never been & im gonna take my girls. I have been out of work for over a year now, this will be a nice thing to do.

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