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About Festival

It’s back! Richmond’s annual festival of creativity for kids is bigger than ever for Family Day on Monday, February 9 and there are four great ways to participate!

  1. GENERAL FESTIVAL ADMISSION
    Experience all of the Children’s Arts Festival’s Imagination Stations and Performances in the following zones: Imagination Playground, Once Upon a Time, Sonic Garden and Art Alley.

  2. CREATIVITY CLASSES
    Register your child early for an artist-led creativity class where they’ll learn and create alongside one of our professional artist instructors.

  3. SPECIAL EVENT: PLASTICINE ART WITH BARBARA REID
    Register your child in a plasticine art workshop with Governer General’s Award winning author/illustrator Barbara Reid.

  4. SPECIAL EVENT: BEIJING SHADOW PLAY ART TROUPE
    Take your entire family to the Beijing Shadow Play Art Troupe Show.

Please see Programs and Tickets for more information.

 

ABOUT US

The City of Richmond and the B.C. Children’s Art and Literacy Centre are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Children’s Arts Festival will take place at the Richmond Cultural Centre from February 9 to 13, 2015. Located in the heart of City centre, the Richmond Cultural Centre will transform into a vibrant, colorful atmosphere with interactive workshops, activities and events tailored for children ages 3 to 12.

While February 10-13 is designated for local schools, the public is invited to join in on the fun on B.C.’s Family Day Holiday, February 9, 2015. Building on 6 years of growth and success, children and their families are encouraged to spark their imagination through music, visual, literary and performing arts lead by professional artists.

 

Message from Artistic Director

When asked what he wanted to do when he grew up Harry Potter replied “make magic”. This statement could not hold more truth when it comes to the Children’s Arts Festival. As a team, it is our wish for the 1,000s of children and their families who attend this event to do nothing more than tap into their most powerful learning tool – their imagination.

With that said, we invite you all to create your way down the Art Alley, to dance and sing through the Sonic Garden, to be inspired when you enter Once Upon a Time and to let your inner artist break free in the Imagination Playground.

None of these creative experiences would be possible without you, our guests, our many volunteers and the hundreds of champions that we are so fortunate to have supporting us. A special thank you to all our generous sponsors: presenting sponsor – Lansdowne Centre, Cowell Auto Group, Vancouver International Airport, CTV, QM/FM, Richmond News, Richmond Public Library, GnuSanté and Par-T-Perfect. To our volunteers who spend countless hours preparing for this week – thank you for your dedication and support, we could not pull this event off without you.

On behalf of the Children’s Arts Festival Team, it is my humble honour to welcome all of you to the 2015 Children’s Arts Festival. We truly hope your day is filled with laughter, literacy, creativity and magic.

 
Debbie Tobin
Artistic Director