Taking off on their “superhero theme” for the 2013 Annual Arts Campaign, ArtsinStark launches ArtSplash, a free family fun day of art-making, performances and a little bit of learning on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Street North, in Canton.
There is absolutely no charge for make-n-take projects offered from Camp Wakonda, Camp Tippecanoe, Weaver Child Development Center, Mercy Medical Center, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Idol and the Massillon Museum. Also free is admission to the Canton Museum of Art, face-painting from Nationwide associates, and performances by the Players Guild Theatre, VOCI, Mount Union’s steel drum performers, students from the Arts Academy at Summit and dancers from the Canton Ballet. And if that’s not enough, children can star in their own super hero movie and photo shoot thanks to the Canton Palace Theatre, Canton Film Fest and photographer, Robb Quicci.
The real heroes of the day are student artists from Grades K-8 who will have their artwork on display in the SmArts show, with awards announced at 1:30 p.m. SmArts is ArtsinStark’s art integration program, linking arts and academics, and serving as the backdrop to ArtSplash. Schools currently involved in the program, include Jackson High School, Canton Country Day, and Avondale Elementary School, and will have teachers on-site to showcase their grant projects and offer take-home lessons.
Super snacks will be available, for purchase, in Cable Recital Hall.
“ArtSplash is really a dynamic duo for being both the kickoff to ArtsinStark’s $1.7 million Annual Arts Campaign and the start of a new SmArts year,” said Jennifer Hickman, education coordinator at ArtsinStark. “We are so grateful to all our SmArts partners for sponsoring this year’s event, and to our volunteers who come out to make this day soar for the children in our community.”
For more information, including a list of ArtSplash activities, visit ArtsinStark.com To donate to the Annual Arts Campaign, making free events like ArtSplash possible, visit the website or make your donation, by May 22 to 330-453-1075.