The Santa Claus Museum & Village will be hosting a ‘Coffee, Cocoa and Canvas’ event with the Santa Claus Christmas Store.

The event will take place at the Santa Claus Museum & Village located on Highway 245 on Saturday, July 20, from 9:00 – 11:00 am Central Time.

‘Coffee, Cocoa and Canvas’ will feature local artist, Ryan Hayes, who will guide participants in the art of watercolor painting. The event is $5 per person and includes painting supplies, coffee, hot cocoa, and pastries. This event is open to adults and children and no prior art experience is needed.

Hayes, a self-taught artist, is a native of Dale. He has extensive experience working with watercolors, acrylics, oils, pen and inks.

The Santa Claus Museum & Village is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the cultural and natural history of Santa Claus, Indiana, and continues the tradition of Santa’s Elves, Inc. by answering letters to Santa. For additional information on special events and hours of operation, visit www.santaclausmuseum.org or call 812-544-2434.