Darwin Gomez, an eighth-grader with the Meeker Middle School Jazz Band, plays “St. Louis Blues” on his baritone saxophone during Kent Kids’ Arts Day last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Darwin Gomez, an eighth-grader with the Meeker Middle School Jazz Band, plays “St. Louis Blues” on his baritone saxophone during Kent Kids’ Arts Day last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Sweet sounds, creative works

Community celebrates Kent Kids’ Arts Day

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:50am
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A community tradition, the 32nd annual Kent Kids’ Arts Day returned to the Kent Commons last Saturday.

The festival celebrates National Youth Arts Month by bringing kids, creativity and diversity together. The event featured hands-on art projects led by professional artists, music and dance performances from local school groups and community dance studios, face painting and larger than life magnetic poetry on the Wall of Words.

Kids’ Day is presented by the Kent Arts Commission and the Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, with partial funding from 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, Kent Lions Club, Fred Meyer, The YMCA of Greater Seattle and Kent Community Foundation.

The Roomers Dance Co. performs. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

The Roomers Dance Co. performs. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Katherine Nguyen, representing Powercrunch, has visitors spin the wheel of fortune. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Katherine Nguyen, representing Powercrunch, has visitors spin the wheel of fortune. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Di Cabere helps her daughter, Aci, 4, make a mosaic. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Di Cabere helps her daughter, Aci, 4, make a mosaic. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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