As a child free adult I sometime need a little extra help entertaining my friends kids, Art aka Carte made me feel comfortable and supported. it's like all of a sudden I am the cool friend and the kids ask to hang with me! Thanks to art ala carte all the creative kiddos in my world have a place to create with out me exposing myself as the crazy neat freak I am and I can afford to spoil all day long with the low prices. Thanks soo much, please never close.
Both my toddler and my 5 year old loved it. The freedom encourages creativity and I don't have to worry about paint getting all over my walls. The girls enjoyed the free rein environment and I enjoyed the peace of mind. The owner was very sweet and helpful. We're definitely going back, although I wish it was a little closer to us (we're in the SW). Hopefully they'll open a new location!
I took my 5 year old here and it went okay. I think it is great that they want kids to feel FULLY free to use as much materials as they want for 9 bucks... not a bad deal. I think a problem for my 5 year old was the intense messy appearance. It was clear that they allow full free creativity - even in the cramped bathroom. But messiness aside, the young lady at the desk was super nice and helpful. The materials are VERY creative - definitely more items and more unique items than you would expect. My son did declare he would like to go back, so that definitely says something.