Kids Area at Y-Bridge Arts Festival

by Brittany Harris on August 5, 2010 at 4:42 am

The Y-Bridge Arts Festival will also have a kids area down by the canal.

Food and music will be provided, along with different art stations for the children to use. Besides having fun, the festival also hopes to educate children on black history.

"Well you know that this area that were standing in right now is very rich in the underground railroad and that whole movement of people escaping for freedom, and we have local landmarks for that, Nelson T. Gant will be featured as one of our early founders, were going to be giving, selling his book and sharing some of the artwork that’s been done about him recently," said Bob Grayson, Education Chair Person.

Grayson believes that participating in the arts can be very beneficial for children.

"First of all I think it’s such a positive way for children to achieve success through self esteem and self image, I think that all kids can learn some form of art in the right setting," he said.

The festival will begin tomorrow at 6 p.m. Children are required to be accompanied by an adult.