A scene from the 2017 Children’s Art Festival and Jr. High Art Show

By Maya Mackrandilal

The City of Buena Park Fine Arts Division proudly presents the Children’s Art Festival and Jr. High Art Show at 6688 Beach Blvd.

The Children’s Art Festival provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to enjoy a day discovering the arts together. Hands-on art activities, live music, and much more provide a delightful celebration of the rich cultural traditions that thrive in our own backyards! In honor of Earth Day, festival activities will focus on being kind to our planet, so craft projects will incorporate found and recycled objects easily found in the home.

Jr. High Art Show submission guidelines: In conjunction with the annual Children’s Art Festival, the Junior High Art Show is a one-day exhibit at the event showcasing artwork from students of Buena Park and surrounding cities. Your child or student will be able to share their work with the community. Students are encouraged to create art pieces that celebrate the Earth or raise awareness about environmental issues. Not open to after school art programs or private instruction classes.

Artwork submission deadline is Wednesday, April 18 by 5 p.m. All artwork will be on display during the Children’s Art Festival on Saturday, April 21. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded the the place winners in each grade level. Artwork on paper must be matted and/or mounted on mat board. Work that is not matted or mounted will not be accepted. All artwork must be ready to hang. No three-dimensional artwork will be accepted.

Students are allowed to enter a maximum of three submissions, but may only place with one entry. All artwork must have a sheet of paper attached to the back lower right hand corner with the student’s name, title of work, grade, school, along with parent and teacher contact information. For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Division at 714-562-3868 or visit BuenaPark.com.

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