Art Alliance Austin has for the second consecutive year partnered with Abrakadoodle Art Education to bring a very special gift to the Austin school community. The partnership has generously granted free art education services to approximately 10,000 students at area schools, including them in a community-wide art collaboration and exchange project this spring. The project, KIP™ (Kids’ Imagination Project) has become part of the Art City Austin Festival for 2011!
Children at area elementary schools are creating post cards during free on-site school workshops. Their art finishes the sentence: “ART MAKES AUSTIN…” Each postcard will be strung together and displayed as a community voice “ART MAKES THE CITY!”
The display will be showcased during the Art City Austin Festival April 2nd and 3rd 2011. Downtown Austin is decreeing Art Month, which will span from April 2nd to May 11th. The KIP display will also be shown during the month of April throughout downtown Austin.
Art Alliance Austin and Abrakadoodle believe in the importance of art and community. This is why our two organizations have come together to extend $50,000 worth of art services to Austin elementary aged kids for free during a time of wide-spread budget cuts for the arts!
This interactive art experience and children’s postcard exchange will keep the arts alive AND connect people from all over the city.
Come join the Austin community as we celebrate your child’s creative collaboration!
April 2nd or 3rd
At the 2011 Art City Austin Festival
Children under 12 can enter Art City Austin for free with a paying adult ($8). Enjoy children’s art activities, food, music and fun for the entire family all day on Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.artallianceaustin.org.
Abrakadoodle, a provider of creative art education classes, art camps- now at the Umlauf Sculpture Center and more- events, and birthday parties for children ages 2-14, and Art Alliance Austin are thrilled to bring this program to your budding artist and creative thinker this spring through our grant program! We look forward to seeing you soon at your school and downtown at the Festival!
Alicia Hartzell, Art Alliance Austin – Kids Area Co-chair
Children’s creative postcard art will be featured on both Abrakadoodle’s blog, “Art for Creative Kids” – www.abrakadoodle.com/blog as well as Abrakadoodle’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/abrakadoodle.