Art Detectives: Case of the Missing Sunflowers

Oh, no! The mysterious Masterpiece Marauder has taken the sunflowers out of Vincent van Gogh’s painting! Become an Art Detective and join us for this special escape room-style event for kids ages 6-14 (caregivers will need to help kids under age 9). Kids will work together to solve puzzles to unlock five locked boxes with the flowers inside. Put the painting back together with the help of your friends and save the day using your art knowledge!

There will be three 30-minute sessions each hour starting at 3pm at four of our libraries: The Hive, South Hill Library, Indian Trail Library, and Hillyard Library. Join us on one of the following dates at the listed times!

May 15 @ 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm: The Hive, Studio E

May 22 @ 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm: South Hill, Events

May 23 @ 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm: Indian Trail, Events

May 30 @ 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm: Hillyard, Studio

Event details:

We are missing some sunflowers from Mister Vincent van Gogh’s painting!!! Oh no! Help us find the flowers and make the painting right again through clues, riddles, and using art to solve this mystery. Groups of 10 max at a time will solve this collective problem! 

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We strive to make events welcoming for people of all abilities. To request accommodations (i.e. hearing assistance, ASL requests, or other ADA inquiries), email

For all event information inquiries, email or call 509-444-5300.