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Children's Arts Festival coming to New Westminster

Kids can turn out at the Queen's Park farm for some creative fun July 9 and 10.
Kids art outside
Young artists can get messy, have fun and unleash their creative powers at the New Westminster Children's Arts Festival, set for July 9 and 10 at the farm at Queen's Park.

Young artists can unleash the power of creativity in the great outdoors at the New Westminster Children's Arts Festival next weekend.

The festival runs Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at the Queen's Park farm as part of the Queen's Park Arts Festival. It's running from noon to 5 p.m., and families can drop by at any time.

Kids are invited to bring their imagination, their creative juices and their spray bottles to take part in a host of activities.

They can contribute to a collaborative, large-scale painting with brooms and sponges, or build their own bridge to cross a lava field with found treasures. Young participants can play with clay alongside real potters, weave with fuzzy yarn, build colourful suncatchers in a real glass artist's display, create crazy critters and cardboard cars — and more.

A press release describes the event as a "unique artistic buffet for kids both young and old."

It's presented by New West Artists in partnership with the Arts Council of New Westminster, the City of New Westminster, the Burnaby Potters Guild, Pottery Works and volunteers from Telus and the Purpose Society.

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