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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Family Arts Festival

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We are excited to announce the fourth annual Where the Sidewalk Ends: Family Arts Festival for Youth Art Month to take place at the Pleasant Street neighborhood. Admission to the public is free. The festival includes art vendors, music, food, art activities, art demonstrations, kid's activities, live reenactments and family-friendly organizations. We look forward to spending an inspiring and creative fun-filled day with you to help promote Youth Art Month.

This marks the 53nd Anniversary of Youth Art Month (YAM), a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations. YAM was founded by the Crayon, Water Color & Craft Institute, Inc., in cooperation with the National Art Education Association, in 1961. YAM 2013's theme is "Art Shapes the World!".

The Council for Art Education, which sponsors YAM, says, "Art education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills, skills vital to the success of our future leaders --- our children.".

Yopp! inc. is devoted to bringing family-friendly, educational and cultural events to our community that inspire creativity and empowerment of youth. All proceeds from Where the Sidewalk Ends will go to Gainesville Creative Kids to create art programs for youth in our community.

"Art is something one can use to search for the creative part of yourself. It has made me think a lot about what I can do." --- A high school student

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Event Date: Mar 16, 2013 09:00 AM - Mar 17, 2013 03:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed
Time:March 16 & 17, 2013 from 9am - 3pm
Location:Union Academy/ Rosa B. Williams Recreation Center and the Pleasant Street neighborhood 524 NW 1st Street


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