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Posted on: December 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Countdown to noon - an Art Center virtual event December 31

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Want to bring 2020 to a close but do not want to stay up to midnight? How about bringing 2020 to a close with a fun-filled online party.


This year, in lieu of a big celebration, the Muscatine Art Center invites you to celebrate with us virtually starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 312020. Families are encouraged to pick up a “party in a bag” to create projects from home while watching the online video. 


The Noon Year’s Eve video will be presented on Muscatine Power & Water local access cable channel 9, on the Muscatine Art Center Facebook page, and on the Muscatine Art Center website starting at 11:00 a.m. on December 31. Special guests include the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater, children’s book author and illustrator Jennifer Black Reinhardt, Richard Sessler on piano, and Michelle Berns from the Environmental Learning Center. 


Other videos include the Regina music box and the Tangley Calliope, as well as tutorials for how to complete some of the projects found in the “party in a bag”. 


While the online event will take place on Facebook, kids are encouraged to dress up and make their own party hats and noisemakers.


The Muscatine Art Center would like to give a special thank you to the Virtual Noon Year’s Eve guests and to Muscatine Hy-Vee for donating the paper bags.  



The Muscatine Art Center is located at 1314 Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine, Iowa. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Visit for more information about programs and events. Please contact Katy, Program Coordinator, with any questions about our upcoming programs at 563-263-8282 or by email at

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