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KidsFest is coming to Elkin.

The eighth annual KidsFest event is an all-day art festival for children at the Foothills Arts Council,” said

Leighanne Martin Wright, executive director for the Foothills Arts Council.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

According to the Foothills Arts Council, children are treated to fun art activities, live entertainment, games, and food and all for free.

“This year’s theme is ‘Art-venture Around the World.’ Each child will get a passport to have stamped at each continent’s station. They can create dream catchers in North America, maracas in South America, origami in Asia, cave paintings in Africa, Aboriginal rock painting in Australia, and Faberge eggs in Europe. In Antarctica, children can visit the igloo home of Erik, the Abonimable Snowman,” said Wright.

A special guest in North America will be Native American storyteller Freeman Owle of Cherokee.

Lunch will be served free to the children courtesy of Heaven’s Scent Restaurant. Adults are welcome to purchase lunch.

“The sound of the islands will be wafting through the back garden as the steel drum band, Pandemic, makes its third appearance. Also lurking in the back garden will be a head from Easter Island as a photo op,” said Wright.

KidsFest is made possible by the generous support the Foothills Arts Council receives from its sponsors. This year Rhythm on Main Dance Academy is a major contributor toward the event, as well as a grant from the United Fund and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Andrew Lee M.D. of Yadkin Valley Dermatology, Heaven’s Scent Restaurant and Catering, Bridge Street Pharmacy, Duke Energy and AllStar Rentals.

KidsFest will go on rain or shine.

Reach Anthony Gonzalez at 336-835-1513 or email at agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

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