Target free days offer art activities at local museums

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target-free-artWith a little more than a month remaining of summer vacation, Target wants to help families kick it into full gear by offering hundreds of fun, free activities across the country — including Long Beach and Los Angeles museums. Target sponsors free or reduce-priced events in dozens of cities across the country (, making “Summer Staycations” memorable, affordable and fun for all.

To help make the arts affordable and accessible for all, Target sponsors more than 2,200 free days at more than 100 museums, theaters and cultural institutions throughout the country, with many occurring throughout the summer months.

“At Target, we want to make sure that our guests and their families have the opportunity to enjoy amazing museums and performing arts institutions year-round, no matter the cost,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “By taking advantage of free, local events this summer, families can plan the ultimate family field trip or staycation that is fun, affordable and educational.”

Museum visitors — especially families with young children — are not only avoiding vacations, but are also concerned about the financial costs associated with museum visits, such as admission, gas, parking and lunch. So from coast to coast, Target is helping families partake in their ultimate “Summer Staycation” by offering free days and events in most major cities nationwide.

A sampling of Target free day examples include:

  • Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach, CA) – Every Sunday and free-of-charge, Target offers art exhibitions, performances in the sculpture garden, workshops and lectures, and interactive programs for youth.
  • California African American Museum (Los Angeles) – Target Sundays at CAAM offers a once-a-month free Sunday to help celebrate the diverse influences and achievements of art and culture from the African American Diaspora.

For a full list of free or reduced-ticket price days visit

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