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The Kamloops Arts Council (KAC) is hosting the Children’s Arts Festival at Riverside Park next week.
Children aged two and up will have the opportunity to try out different art forms and explore their skills on Sept. 16 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The festival will feature performances by Gustavo, Clinton W. Gray, The Big Little Science Centre and more.
This year’s theme is Ranches to Rodeos, which means the KAC is celebrating local agriculture.
“We are all about being friends of the earth with a focus on being eco-friendly,” the KAC explains. “Community farms and ranches help secure farmland and build local food systems for ongoing food production.”
As part of this year’s festival, there are two workshops running, including for sculpting and paper kites.
The KAC has partnered with the Kamloops Art Party for the sculpting workshop, which will offer free face painting on Sept. 15 from 4 to 5 pm. Registration can be done here.
On Sept. 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, the paper kites workshop will be held at the Kamloops Heritage House. Registration can be done here.
Additionally, there is currently a colouring contest featured in the Hallway Gallery as part of the Whose Hue exhibit by Marta’s Tower, and the public is invited to vote for their favourite piece. The winner will be announced at the Children’s Arts Festival.
The Children’s Art Festival is completely free to attend.