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Kent Kids' Arts Day to shine on Saturday

Joanna Jimenez gets her face painted by Jasmeen Kaur during the 25th annual Kent Kids’ Arts Day last year at Kent Commons. The Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services celebrates March as National Youth Arts Month by bringing kids, creativity and diversity to the community at the day-long festival. The event features hands-on art projects led by professional artists for kids ages 4 to 14.   - Reporter file photo
Joanna Jimenez gets her face painted by Jasmeen Kaur during the 25th annual Kent Kids’ Arts Day last year at Kent Commons. The Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services celebrates March as National Youth Arts Month by bringing kids, creativity and diversity to the community at the day-long festival. The event features hands-on art projects led by professional artists for kids ages 4 to 14.
— image credit: Reporter file photo

The 26th annual Kent Kids' Arts Day returns Saturday at Kent Commons.

The Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services celebrates March as National Youth Arts Month by bringing kids, creativity and diversity to the community at the day-long festival. The event features hands-on art projects led by professional artists for kids ages 4 to 14.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Commons, 525 Fourth Avenue N.

Kent Kids' Arts Day is a project of the Kent Arts Commission and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services. The festival is organized with the assistance of community educators and is partially funded by 4Culture, Kent Lions Club, Fred Meyer and Kent Community Foundation.

The Kent School District, Kent Commons staff and many volunteers ensure its success. The event draws approximately 1,200 families annually.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

Admission is $10 for kids, adults and children 2 years and younger are free. Hands-on projects are free with admission. You must have an admission ticket to participate in the hands-on art projects.

Two-time Grammy winner Bill Harley performs at 3 p.m. in the Crystal Mountain Hall. Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant picture of growing up, parenting and family life. Tickets are $10 for the performance or $15 for entry into Kent Kids' Arts Day.

Purchase tickets at kentarts.com or by phone at 253.856.5051. For more information call, 253-856-5050.

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