For Immediate Release

Oshkosh Public Museum Invites Community to Free Art-Making Event on 6/21/2024

Oshkosh Creates! at OPM Marks 100 Trips Around the Sun


Oshkosh, June 13, 2024 – The Oshkosh Public Museum continues the celebration of its centennial year with a free, community celebration called Oshkosh Creates! at OPM. This community art-making event celebrates OPM’s 100 trips around the sun by welcoming families to create art and memories together at OPM on the first day of summer, June 21, 2024.  


Oshkosh Creates! will include several outdoor art activities for all ages to enjoy, professional artist demonstrations, free museum admission, and special museum hours (1-8:30 PM). Art-making activities will include chalk art, watercolor, and more. In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Friday, June 28.


“We took inspiration for this event from the Oshkosh Fine Arts Association’s Plein Art Festival the same weekend,” says Curator of Education Neal Matherne. “Rather than just leave the art-making to the pros, we are inviting the entire community to Oshkosh Creates! as we celebrate our ‘100 trips around the sun.’”


Also happening at OPM during Oshkosh Creates!, is the Oshkosh Fine Arts Association (OFAA) Plein Air Festival. Professional artists participating in the Festival will paint at OPM from 1 – 5 PM on June 21. OFAA is also sponsoring a plein-air watercolor activity for kids and families to enjoy during Oshkosh Creates! at OPM.


This event is part of OPM 100, a series of exhibitions, programs, and events celebrating 100 years of the Oshkosh Public Museum, which opened to the public in 1924. More information at

Media inquiries or questions should be directed to Kate Stel at or 920.236.5763.


About the Oshkosh Public Museum:

The Oshkosh Public Museum preserves and promotes the history, art, and culture of Oshkosh and the Lake Winnebago Region. The cornerstone of the Oshkosh Public Museum is the Historic Sawyer Home with its world-class Tiffany Studios-designed interiors, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1924, the Oshkosh Public Museum has served the public by stewarding collections, creating educational experiences, and providing access to our region’s unique heritage.