• Roaming performers at the Getty
  • Getty Family Festival go-ers hula hooping on the Getty Center lawn.
  • Aztec dance group, Xipe Totec Danzantes Aztecas, graces the Getty Center stage with a "friendship dance" celebrating the PST:LA/LA special exhibit.
  • Kids looking through magnifying glasses at cochineal bugs, traditionally used to dye fabrics.

Getty Museum Family Festivals


Client: J. Paul Getty Museum

Project Time Frame: 1998 – Present

Event Dates: Various events since 1998

Having produced and programmed the 1997 opening celebration and events for the 1998 inaugural year of the Getty Center, Community Arts Resources has continued to produce J. Paul Getty Museum Family Festivals for over fifteen years - Los Angeles' preeminent family festival. Held at both the Getty Center and Getty Villa, these festivals highlight particular exhibitions, the diversity of Los Angeles, as well as the permanent collection of the Getty Museum. CARS commissions theater performances, site specific work, hands-on workshops, live music, storytelling and self-guided interactive museum tours specifically for these unique events. The Getty Family Festivals reaches tens of thousands of people per year.


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 10, 2018

As the Getty Museum turns 20 this year, the Family Festival celebrates with an unforgettable birthday bash! Taking a cue from the permanent collection, we will delve into some of the Museum’s treasures through workshops and interactive programming. The day promises to be engaging, immersive and fun with some of the best musicians and dancers to be found in Los Angeles. Have your picture taken at the photo booth, make a crown inspired by Richard Meier’s design of the Getty Center or Robert Irwin’s Central Garden, get up and dance with our DJ, or try your hand at our birthday games (Getty style!).

Getty Museum Family Festivals
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles,CA 90049