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Do your kids love to draw and paint? Then come on out next Saturday for ArtsFest 2023 in Madera. There'll be heaps of artsy activities for the entire family. No better way to spend the day! We'll see you there!

10th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art in Madera County

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Families are invited to attend the 10th Annual Madera County ArtsFest. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere and is being hosted by Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools. The public is invited to attend the event. Door prizes consisting of gift certificates, family outings, and art kits will be awarded.

Image of the Madera County Schools Foundation logo.Date & Time: Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will be held at Madera County Superintendent of Schools. See map below.

Free snow cones and popcorn will be provided.

Children will be able to participate in free hands-on art activities consisting of decorating flower pots and paper bags, drawing on tambourines and necklaces, swirling pool paintings, and creating chalk murals. They will also be encouraged to work with their parents to draw a scene on a puzzle together.

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Dr. Cecilia Massetti.

“This is a fantastic event! There are no admission costs and we are happy to provide free make-and-take activities for the community,” said Dr. Cecilia Massetti, Madera County Superintendent of Schools. “It’s a fun day to come out with the family, to celebrate the arts and to engage in different types of art experiences.”

The event will feature live art demonstrations and an outdoor performance stage. Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy’s mariachi band will perform at 10:30 a.m.

The event will be held in conjunction with a student art gallery. This year 469 students from 40 schools in Madera County competed in an art contest this spring. Artwork from students in transitional kindergarten through high school will be displayed in a student art gallery at the event.

Image of a young boy drawing a picture.Students competed in separate divisions: K-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. Pieces were judged in separate categories: 2-dimensional art, 3-dimensional art and still photography.

Students will be awarded ribbons for first, second, third place and honorable mention. All students will receive a certificate of participation. An awards recognition to honor all participants will be held in the art gallery. Participants may come at any time between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to receive their certificate and any earned awards.

Educational Employees Credit Union and Pacific Gas and Electric Company are sponsors of ArtsFest.

For more information please call Kristi Winter at 559-662-3873.

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Madera County Superintendent of Schools
1105 South Madera Avenue
Madera, CA 93637

Check out this great video for kids on learning how to draw! 

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