Friday, September 26, 2014

When We Give Children Access to the Arts, We Achieve the Purpose of the @GHArtWalk. Here's How to Give Children the Grand Haven ArtWalk.

This year, the Captain is focusing his efforts on youth as artists. ArtWalk is filled with opportunities for children to work in the arts. This Saturday, our children can decorate a bike and parade through the streets. A few amazing bicycles showed up last year, and this year should be no exception. The start is 11:30 AM at Washington & Third. Afterwards, a family art day begins, including lunch. See how many children we can find to make paintings and decorate bikes.
Plaques bearing the Sunday on the Grand diagram can be picked up at Michigan Rag Company, the Paper Place or Borr's Shoes & Accessories. They will not be judged until the second Saturday of ArtWalk, October 4 at Noon. Pick one up for children and grandchildren and see how well they can paint within the lines, or outside the lines. Creativity is encouraged.
Thursday, October 7th at 6:00 PM, bring children to the Loutit District Library and meet the winners of the youth exhibit awards, most chosen by voting. Of course, that means any trip to the library is also a trip to the art gallery, and children are encouraged to vote!
Maybe all of that sounds complicated, entering exhibits or voting. That's okay. Just pick up a brochure with a map of art exhibits at ArtWalk Headquarters, Frame and Mat Shop, Michigan Rag Company or the Dee-Lite Bar. Go ArtWalking with your children. One has no idea what you'll discover as you explore.

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