What? Children of all ages, come Make your Mark!

When? Saturday, September 16th, 2023, 1-4 PM

Where? The Village of Sewickley, 15143

Dot Stops & Activities

Stay tuned to see our growing list of participants and the fun activities they have planned!


  1. Lucid Juice
  2. Tapas Inspired Handworks
    • Pick up and decorate a colorful "dot" bottlecap.
  3. Spoiled Chics
    • Come decorate your Spoiled Chics shopping bag and get temporary tattoos! Guardians who shop with their newly decorated bag get 15% off.
  4. Diana Kauffman Designs
  5. Consign Sewickley
  6. Penguin Bookshop
  7. Fun Buy the Pound Toy Store
  8. Clay Café 
    • Come make Kandinsky circles and dot artworks and see where their imagination takes them!
  9. Sewickley Yarns
  10. The Sewickley Barbershop
  11. Ultimate Pastry Shop
    • Visit the Pastry Shop and decorate your own Dot cookies! (12-3 pm only)
  12. Press House
    • Stop in for some coffee filter crafting! 
  13. J.McLaughlin
    • Enjoy sidewalk chalk, coloring pages, and lollipops at J.McLaughlin.
  14. Gather
  15. Florabelle
  16. The Village Barbershop
  17. Big Bang Comics & Collectibles
  18. Berkshire Hathaway 
  19. Heritage Wealth Advisors
  20. Sherwin-Williams
  21. Mark Rengers Gallery
    • Learn how to make origami, get your face painted, and decorate the sidewalks with DOTS.
  22. Three Dog Bakery
    • Furry visitors get a free Dottie's Spots cookie! (While supplies last)
  23. First National Bank 
    • Come "buy" coloring books, crayons, and pencils with special FNB coins!
  24. Sewickley Confectionery
    • Stop over for a fun photo op at Sewickley Confectionery! Sponsored by Shelley Murray of Rescuing Photos/FOREVER and Heidi Iliff of Larger Than Life Family Photography.
  25. Sewickley Fire House
    • The Fire House will have a dunk tank! Earn dunk points and enter your name in a raffle to earn gift cards for our local Sewickley shops.
  26. Sewickley Public Library
    • Take part in a number of Dot Day activities at the Library, such as read-a-louds, art-making, and more.
  27. Sweetwater Center for the Arts
    • Visit the Riverfront Park to experience Mavuno, a celebration of local bipoc artists!

Participating Schools& Learning Centers

Local schools and daycare center students will "Make their Mark" and create dots of various sizes, colors, and designs. Their artworks can then be found at all our Dot Stops, and students are encouraged to find their masterpieces!


  • Edgeworth Elementary
  • FriendShip Preschool
  • Osborne Elementary
  • Sewickley Academy Elementary
  • St James Elementary
  • The Village Preschool

Screen Printing Stations

Explore Sewickley to find SIX screen printing stations and create your own poster to commemorate Dot Day 15143!


Locations: Sewickley Confectionery, First National Bank, Mark Rengers Gallery, Ultimate Pastry Shop, Heritage Wealth Advisors, and the Sewickley Public Library.

What is Dot Day? 


Dot Day is an international celebration of art, creativity, and courage. Inspired by author Peter H. Reynolds' book The Dot, a teacher introduced The Dot to his classroom in 2009 and started the now international celebration of Dot Day. Children and adults alike are encouraged to "make their mark" and explore the power and potential of creativity. Millions of people around the world celebrate Dot Day every September, and you can too!

Peter H. Reynolds is an accomplished author and illustrator of many well known children's books, including The Dot. The International Dot Day website summarizes the book as a "story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to 'make her mark'. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe." 


This inspirational book is now available in twenty different languages and has won numerous awards. The Dot is part of a three book 'Creatrilogy' which includes Ish, Sky Color, and The Dot. All three books aim to protect and nourish the creative spirit for all ages.


Peter Reynolds has worked on many books with author Susan Verde, now illustrating and hand lettering his own books. Reynolds and his twin brother launched the non-profit organization Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity which encourages creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. 

Dot Day 15143 is sponsored by Heritage Wealth Advisors and Mark Rengers Gallery.




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Tuesday          10-5 pm

Wednesday   10-7 pm

Thursday        10-5 pm

Friday              10-5 pm

Saturday         10-5 pm

Sunday           closed


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Monday         closed

Tuesday         10-5 pm

Wednesday  10-7 pm

Thursday       10-5 pm

Friday             10-5 pm

Saturday        10-5 pm

Sunday          closed


Stay up to date on events, exhibitions, and art acquisitions.

* indicates required


Text ARTLIFE to 412-305-6420 for text alerts!

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