Book now for popular Children’s Arts Festival – City of Richmond
January 23, 2018
Come celebrate Family Day at Richmond’s popular Children’s Arts Festival. Celebrates its 10th anniversary, the festival offers a fun-filled day of creative interaction, entertainment and more. The festival’s popular Creativity Classes are already filling up fast so register now to ensure you can enjoy all this event has to offer for kids of all ages.
From the artist-led, hands-on Creativity Classes to fun and engaging performances in the Sonic Garden, Art Alley and Imagination Stations, there’s something for the whole family, Watch for pop-up performances throughout the site and bring your appetite for the festival food trucks. The Children’s Arts Festival, presented by Lansdowne Centre, takes place Monday, February 12 at the Richmond Cultural Centre, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General festival admission is $5.
General festival admission allows participants to enjoy live performances by Big Easy Funk Ensemble, Kutapira, The Blues Berries, Magic 2 Go, Circus West Ruffle Redbird and more. Marvel at Red Path Hoop Dancing featuring James Jones and be dazzled by world yo-yo champion Harrison Lee. Kids can also literally Run Away and Join the Circus in a special performance by Circus West in the festival’s Imagination Playground that will engage audience.
Participants can also roll their sleeves up at the festival’s numerous Imagination Stations and Visit the Once upon a Time Zone for storytelling and more activities.
In addition, the more than 30 Creativity Classes will give participants access to a hands-on interactive class led by a professional artist, with classes in a wide range of traditional and modern visual and performing arts, including learning First Nations art forms such as making beaded bone bracelets and button blankets. Registration is required for all Creativity Classes and the $15 fee includes general admission. Register through richmond.ca/register or by calling the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary, local children will also have some special opportunities to shape and participate in this year’s festival programming. New to the festival this year will be a cardboard challenge inspired from a documentary film, Caine’s Arcade, that featured a cardboard arcade created by a 9-year-old in East Los Angeles. Festival participants can create their own arcade games from cardboard and other recycled material. There will be a sneak preview event at Lansdowne Centre on Saturday, February 3 from noon to 3:00 p.m. including a mini arcade atmosphere with fun music and balloons. The top 10 games from the Lansdowne event will be featured at the festival on Family Day.
The Richmond Children’s Arts Festival is presented by Lansdowne Centre with support from Cowell Auto Group, Ikea Richmond and Kin’s Farm Market. Community partners are Minoru Seniors Centre, Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond Public Library. Media Sponsors are 94.5FM Virgin Radio, 103.5 QM/FM, CTV, Richmond News, KISS Radio and News1130.
For full event details, visit www.childrensartsfestival.ca