Area Parent Mentors groups, along with Kent State University and the city of Twinsburg, are hosting an art festival for children Oct. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg.
First created in the early 2000s, the concept of “Arts for All” was developed to create an art festival where children of all ability levels could get hands-on with a variety of themed crafts.
The idea has continued to grow and will be returning for the first time since spring 2014 thanks to the Parent Mentor Programs of Hudson City School District, Nordonia Hills City School District, Twinsburg City School District, Kent State University Regional Academic Center, and Twinsburg Parks and Recreation.
This year the festival was moved to October for the first time leading to its new theme, “Fall into Art — Self Expression Through Art for Children of All Abilities.”
The festival will feature over a dozen fall themed craft stations that will help children create owls, turkeys, pumpkins, and more. Families are welcome to work with their children side by side, while community volunteers will be on hand to keep things organized, demonstrate crafts, and assist kids.
Admission into the festival is free and all are welcome. Additional artwork will be on display from participating school districts. Entertainment will be provided by The Spoon Man, David Henterly, and light refreshments will be available for minimal cost. Hattie Larlham will also be in attendance with information about their Creative Art Program.
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