Creative kids converge

Auxvasse program to host annual children’s art festival Saturday

About 300 people were in attendance for the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program’s Children’s Art Festival Sept. 29, 2012, at Domann Park. The event, in memory of Ashley O’Donley Garrett, allowed kids to create graffiti-style art.

About 300 people were in attendance for the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program’s Children’s Art Festival Sept. 29, 2012, at Domann Park. The event, in memory of Ashley O’Donley Garrett, allowed kids to create graffiti-style art.

Area children are invited to Domann Park in Auxvasse Saturday for the seventh annual Ashley Garrett Memorial Children’s Art Festival. The theme for this year’s event is “Fantasy Land.”

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. there will be free arts and crafts activities, live music, face painting and food. The first 100 youths to arrive will receive a free backpack, and every child will receive a ticket for a free hot dog lunch.

Event organizer Jennifer Bondurant with the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program said projects planned for Saturday include making a hand-print mural for Westminster College, a fire-breathing dragon art project with the Churchill Kids Club, swords and crowns to decorate and air brush tattoos.

This year’s community art project will be a contribution to a series of mural panels that eventually will decorate the Thunderbird Learning Center — North Callaway R-I School District’s new early childhood education center.

“People will trace their hands and cut it out and decorate it, and that will go on a mural to look like leaves on a tree,” Bondurant said.

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