trace/play: interactive

Drop by the Downtown Lobby for an interactive art experience. Create generative abstract art in various styles through dance and movement and see the data your motion creates from AI body tracking on the lobby's big screen! Afterwards, you can find your art online to download and share.

Come back for trace/play: plays with change for a live performance using the same technology on June 28th.

Riso Lab

No art skills, no problem. We'll walk you through how to use analog tools to design a two-color risograph print. Following the event, participants will copies of their design.

Japan Week | Mini Shoebox Obliteration Rooms

Create a miniature version of Yayoi Kusama's famous interactive art installations. Hand assemble paper dollhouse-sized furniture, use it to furnish a white-walled shoebox 'room', then add tiny colorful stickers to your heart's content.

Immediately after this event there will be a screening of Kusama Infinity, a documentary on the life and art of Yayoi Kusama. This craft is intended for teens and adults.

This event is part of Japan Week.

Anime Your Way

Anime Your Way is a comprehensive step by step drawing program developed over 10 years by former Simpson’s artist Carlos Nieto III that teaches you how to create and modify an anime character from scratch, no matter what your drawing level is!

Using simple shapes and easy to understand instructions, you will gain the knowledge to create your very own unique anime characters. All materials are provided.

KYLYN Festival Panel Discussion: Can Art Grace Our Troubled World?

In a world often plagued by conflict, uncertainty, and inequity, art can offer a glimmer of hope and solace. But how exactly can art grace our troubled world?

This panel discussion will explore the power of art to heal, inspire, and bring people together. We will discuss how art can provide a platform for dialogue, foster understanding, and promote intersectional solidarity and social change.