What is the Wonder Wagon?
The Wonder Wagon is a mobile arts service dedicated to building connections and encouraging expression by bringing free art experiences to rural communities across Humboldt County.
Among its many offerings include GIANT bubbles, doodle murals, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, along with FREE art kits and colorful ribbon sticks that you can bring home!
The friendly and experienced Wonder Wagon team leads youth activities and on-site workshops. These can include shadow puppetry, mask making, book and zine making, painting, drawing, collage, fairy wings and wand decoration, improv games, and guided movement.
Want the Wonder Wagon at your event?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the Wagon at your afterschool program, birthday party, housing units, community festivals, etc. We would love to work with nonprofits, small events, and schools to appear for free or low cost.
Where has the Wonder Wagon been?
Humboldt Plaza Apartments, Oyster Festival, Fairy Festival, McKinleyville Family Resource Center, Freshwater Park, Loleta Elementary School, Sequoia Park Zoo, Creamery Field, KHUM block party in Redway, Yurok Tribe Wellness Coalition in Klamath, Garberville Farmers Market, Bridgeville UFO Festival, Eureka Boys and Girls Club, and the Arcata Plaza.
We are grateful to our donors who make this work possible! Playhouse Arts is a not for profit 501c3 organization. Your donation to the Wonder Wagon is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
$15 covers supplies to create 50 art kits.
$35 covers typical gas and travel expenses to rural areas.
$200 covers the average labor cost of an event.
Material donations are also appreciated. Please email the Wonder Wagon coordinator at email@example.com to get started.
Thank you to Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation for supporting our youth programs, including the Wonder Wagon, this year.