2014 Children’s Festival

2014 Children’s Festival

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Children’s Festival is the place to be thanks to our wonderful Children’s Festival host, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson. Join us for a variety of fun, hands-on art activates for children of all ages. There are several different groups and organizations throughout our community who will be participating with us this year, including sweet treats from Raley’s Confectionary! The Children’s Festival is open Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5  p.m. Admission is free and children can keep the art activities they make. As you walk through the festival with your family make sure to stop by and spend some time with us on the grassy knoll in Lewis Park!

In partnership with Target, LeMoyne Art Education will be providing free hands-on art activities for children of all ages.  Our activities will include: 3-D robots made from card-stock, mini spirit rain-sticks, abstract watercolors, sidewalk chalk and  more!  We will also have information about classes, camps, and other services  that we offer for the whole family.

Ever wanted to be face painting designer?  Artist, Karen Mercer from Fairy Dust Face Painting has just the activity for you!  Children will have the opportunity to see what it’s like to be the artist as they design their own face painting masterpieces. Participants then have the option of having Karen recreate their own masterpieces on their very own face. (Additional fee required for actual face painting services).

The Sharing Tree is a reusable resource center that collects and redistributes reusable materials to the community while simultaneously providing education and inspiration in creative reuse so that we may be a healthier, more sustainable and creative community. Make sure to stop by to see first hand how you can create art from recycled materials!

Come meet two members of the FSU Marching Chiefs at the FSU College of Music’s Instrument Petting Zoo.  They will have instruments that children are encouraged to pick up and even try out for a note or two.

Both the Tallahassee Museum and the Museum of Florida History will be providing hands-on activities for children to explore their creativity while learning about our environment and what makes Florida great.  Join the Tallahassee Museum as they create a Gyutaku print-making activity with rubber fish. The Museum of Florida History will be helping children create a sunset collage with information about  Jacques le Moyne’s Florida drawing and Theordor de Bry’s engravings.

The Asian Coalition of Tallahassee, a group whose mission is to unite the Asian Communities in the Big Bend Area and promote the Asian culture, will be providing children with the opportunity to experience culturally significant hands-on art activities.  These activities will include Japanese origami and Indian henna.

CAARS, Cultural Arts Alliance at Railroad Square, will be providing an art project for children to do while they learn about the organization and the many exciting opportunities available at Railroad Square.

There is a lot to do and see at the Children’s Festival this year and we are very excited to have you come an join us! In addition to all these great organizations we will also have a giant chalkboard for everyone to participate in a community collaborative recreation of a master piece of artwork.  On Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. we will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt with over 500 eggs for children to come and find.  Prizes vary from candy to a free week of LeMoyne Summer Art Camp.

We are really excited about getting creative with you, and can’t wait to see you in the parks!