Clearwater Children’s Art Festival back for 2013

NTAC and the organizers of the Clearwater Children’s Art Festival gladly welcome support of any kind

By Charlene Lau

The first Clearwater Children’s Art Festival, held in August, 2012, was such an incredible success that it will be happening again. Planning for the second year has already begun. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, has been chosen, right in between the August long weekend and the Star Gazing Festival.

This is is a free outdoor event that engages families to explore visual and performing arts in hands-on activities. Children can “get their hands dirty” at 10 different stations with workshops for a range of ages. A performance stage houses musicians, dancers, storytellers and other performers.

The North Thompson Valley is home to many talented artists. The idea for this festival was sparked by the rich, creative talent in this valley and the knowledge that only a few local arts and culture opportunities exist.

“I want my children to see an artist in the local grocery store, or at the beach and feel a connection. I want them to think ‘I can be an artist when I grow up’”, says Liz Shook, one of the project coordinators.

The Clearwater Children’s Art Festival received an overwhelming amount of support in its first year – both through in-kind donations and financial backing. The North Thompson Arts Council gratefully thanks the official sponsors of this project in its first season. The North Thompson Arts Council also recognizes the countless volunteer hours that went into the realization of this amazing festival. The community support and success of this project in its first year paves the way for an even better followup.

NTAC and the organizers of the Clearwater Children’s Art Festival gladly welcome support of any kind for the 2013 festival. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Liz Shook. (250) 674-4002.





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