The third Children’s Art Festival held Aug. 6 at the new Dutch Lake community centre was a huge success, according to Elizabeth Shook, one of the organizers.
“We handed out 120 festival passports,” she said. “Including younger siblings, that means over 120 children participated.”
Shook said that the best addition this year was to add a local feature artist to showcase her art and meet with participants. This year Helen Knight was chosen as the feature artist. Knight spent most of the day at the festival and said she was honoured to be included.
“Of course we were honoured to have her there!” said Shook.
Two musical performances by Stefanie Hendrickson, Sam Willan and Loyd Bishop added excitement to the day.
“I was blown away by the quality of the artists projects and I think many adults wished they could be a kid growing up in Clearwater,” the event organizer added.
“Many artists were already talking about their plans for next year which is a great sign.”
Next year’s Children’s Art Festival will be on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
More event organizers and volunteers are always needed. People interested in being part of this wonderful event can contact Elizabeth Shook at 674-4002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.