Art Spark! is a program designed for people with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners. This program will provide opportunities for dialogue and reflection through art engagement within the FIA galleries as well as experimentation with a number of mediums and materials through art making workshops.

Specially trained staff and volunteers will lead interactive sessions that will engage both the person with memory loss and their care partners. “Art Spark” programs are an hour long and refreshments are provided at the 30 minute social before the start of the gallery tour. Wheelchairs and walkers are welcomed.


Families and Care Partners

Art Spark! Gallery Tours are offered at 10 am on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Art Spark! Art Workshops will begin in 2024. Pre-Registration is required for tours and workshops.

There is a 30 minute social before each program for participants to become comfortable and socialize with peers before the program begins. All are welcome to stay and enjoy the Museum after the program.



Group Tours are offered on a select basis. Please contact Jennifer Giddings-Essenmacher, Docent and Access Coordinator, at or 810.339.6022 to schedule an Art Spark! program for your group.



Art Spark! Programs are FREE to the public. Registration is required and must be received at least five days in advance of selected programs.

To Register, Please contact the ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION at 800.272.3900

To learn more about Art Spark! Contact Jennifer Giddings-Essenmacher at or at 810.339.6022

Space is limited, register early.

This program is funded through a grant from the Nartel Family Foundation