SPARK! at the Paine - Paine Art Center and Gardens

SPARK! at the Paine

October 26, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

About SPARK! at the Paine

On the last Wednesday of each month, the Paine hosts a free program for people with memory loss and their care partners – SPARK! Together we enjoy activities related to art, gardens, and current events or exhibitions at the Paine.

SPARK! welcomes care partners to stay actively engaged in their communities while experiencing art, culture, and nature in a comfortable, small-group environment with specially trained staff and volunteers. The programs are not reminiscent, nor do they rely on recalling memories, but rather focus on observations, conversations, and creative experiences. SPARK! is not an acronym, it’s something that happens between care partners when involved in a stimulating and engaging experience – SPARKing a moment together – living in the moment.

Facilitators have been trained by Alzheimer’s professionals and collaborate with community partners to continually enhance programming. Learn more about the SPARK! Alliance and regional programs here.

For more information or questions about SPARK! at the Paine, contact Educator Kelsey Raschke: 920-235-6903 ext. 41 or

Join us!

SPARK! programs are 1:00–2:00 pm on the last Wednesday of each month.

RSVP is required. To RSVP, call 920-235-6903 ext. 41 or email

Located in the Studio, on the lower level of the mansion. Outdoor locations may vary by season. Wheelchairs are available.

Please note: SPARK! programs are designed for families and care partners. If you are from a facility and are interested in bringing a group, please contact Kelsey Raschke at 920-235-6903 ext. 41 or


Program dates for 2022

October 26

November 30

December 28

5 adults sit at round tables listening to a man speak
Four adults sitting at a round table painting

Daytime Hours and Rates

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Special hours and admission rates apply during The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark and HYBYCOZO Sculptures in Daylight, through October 30, 2022. Reservations are required for nighttime visits.