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Kids get creative at Children’s Art Festival

Kids let their creative spirits out at the sixth annual Children’s Art Festival, presented by the City of Richmond and the B.C. Children’s Art and Literacy Centre at the Richmond Cultural Centre.

Everything has been overwhelmingly successful this year,” said Debbie Tobin, the artistic director for the festival.

The event has grown leaps and bounds since it was introduced six years ago.

The organizers have kept the activities that have been popular, but are constantly updating in an attempt to “keep everything fresh,” Tobin said.

New this year was the involvement of the entire plaza – everywhere from the public library and arts centre to Minoru Arenas was involved.

Minoru Activity Centre even participated by playing home to Box City, a collaborative project where families used boxes to contribute to the construction of a big city.

Tobin, along with the rest of the team that organized the festival, really wanted to give kids the opportunity to explore creativity and use their imaginations.

I want children’s creative voices to be heard,” Tobin said.

Children and parents alike had a blast exploring all that the festival had to offer.

This is a really fun, family, indoor thing to do,” Tobin said.

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