Richmond invites kids to get creative at Family Day festival

The Richmond Children's Arts Festival returns Feb. 18

There’s a festival happening Family Day in Richmond to keep kids entertained and spark their artistic side.

The Richmond Children’s Arts Festival returns this year at the Richmond Cultural Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids will be led through hands-on activities with professional artists and performers.

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“The Children’s Arts Festival is designed to inspire children’s imagination and creativity,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “This popular annual event is a great way to spend Family Day as kids and parents from across the community can play together in a fun, festive environment.”

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The festival encourages children of all ages to get creative by offering a variety of interactive and hands-on activities, all led by professional artists and performers. Photo: Submitted

Here’s what’s on the agenda at the festival:

  • Creativity classes (pre-registration required) like acrylic painting or stop motion animation
  • Movement classes on dance and improv
  • Imagination Stations showing children how to do things like fold a paper flower or create a mosiac
  • Feature performance of The Troll Grandfather
  • Holman and Jack Wang, behind the book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns
  • Artist Keely O’Brien works with kids to create a digitally-printed mural for the Richmond Arts Centre
  • Middle Eastern tales from Stories on Wheels
  • Kite-flying demonstration from Tristan Underwood
  • Sounds from Rumba Calzada, Krystle Dos Santos, Kutapira and more

Tickets cost $5 per person, and you can find more information on the festival’s website.

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