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Archive for August, 2011

I Got It at the Dot!

The Dot Shop will be open for business next week!

“I got it at the Dot!”

Trust us, Michiana, when we say you’ll find yourself hearing and repeating this phrase around town in the coming weeks and months – “I got it at the Dot!”

“I’m a Dot Shopper,” you’ll say again and again, as you suddenly find yourself invited to more and more parties and celebrations, being that your reputation for giving fabulous gifts is blossoming around town.

“Just Dot it!” you’ll recommend to your very stylish and interesting friends who are searching for the perfect accent piece for an outfit or a room.

That’s because on August 27, 2011, The Dot Shop, the new retail space the South Bend Museum of Art will be opening, making it possible to purchase the handmade work of dozens of artists in our region and to achieve the all-too-elusive thrill of finding the perfectly unique and lovely gift for your friends and loved ones in one simple outing.

In fact, you’ll spot that ideal treasure so quickly, you’ll even have time left after shopping to browse our galleries and view our collections and exhibits.

So mark your calendars with a big, fat Dot – come August 27, 2011, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the true art of shopping. 


Just Glue It!

Little ones love to glue!

Muffin Pan Glue Project

Kids love to use glue! This project is good enough to eat:)

What you need:
12 muffin pan
sturdy cardboard (any size)
12 different items to fill in each tin. Examples:
-Fruit Loops
-dried beans
-decorative sprinkles

1. For older kids have them draw a picture. For younger kids, draw a simple picture or shape for them.
2. Give the kids some glue and the muffin pan filled with the above examples and/or anything else you wish.
3. Have the kids “fill” in their pictures/shapes by gluing the items into their picture.

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