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The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning is offering multiple special events this summer, which range from jazz in the garden to family days to child-friendly art projects.

The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning wants to ensure no families are bored this summer by offering multiple special events, ranging from jazz in the garden to family days to child-friendly art projects.

Every Thursday for the rest of June and throughout July, except for July 4, the Hudgens Center is hosting summer nights in the garden from 6-8 p.m.

The weekly event includes refreshments and live music from the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, and all Hudgens Center galleries are open for guests to experience the current exhibits. While admission is free, the Hudgens Center is accepting donations for its children’s art education programs.

This Saturday, the Hudgens Center is hosting another Family Day, which offers attendees “interactive art activities designed for all ages.” Hands-on activities and story times will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and activities will be inspired by the latest exhibits on display. All Family Day activities, including admission to the galleries, are free of charge.

On June 21, the Hudgens Center is inviting patrons to eat, drink and dance the night away during its Summer Solstice Jazz in the Garden event. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Hudgens Center will be hosting live jazz by Shameia Crawford and catered food by Proof of the Pudding. Proceeds will benefit The Hudgens Healing Art Program.

Admission is $40 per person — $30 per person for Hudgens members. Tickets are available online at facebook. com/hudgenscenter or at thehudgens.org.

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