The Lewiston Public Library, in partnership with ArtVan, will be offering an in-person art program in the Children’s Department for children ages 5-14 on Wednesday, 3:30 pm April 6, April 13, May 4, and May 25. Make Art with ArtVan is free, open to the public, and no registration is required. All art supplies will be provided. Children aged 5-8 must be accompanied by an adult. ArtVan is a mobile art program that brings hands-on creative art opportunities for self-expression, personal growth, and fun. All of their projects aim to inspire art-making with a variety of materials to explore. ArtVan programs engage all age groups, encourage time outside and reduce screen time, help youth stay connected, diminish stress, and provide release for unvented expressions of emotions, such as loss and confusion. ArtVan began in 2004 and has provided therapeutic art and strengths-based programs to under-resourced neighborhoods. The Lewiston Public Library is located downtown at 200 Lisbon Street at the corner of Pine Street. More information on ArtVan programs is available by contacting the Lewiston Public Library at 513-3133 or LPLKids@lewistonmaine.gov.