Unique kids art competition this Saturday

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Make.Art.Work is organising the third annual Kreative Kids On-the-Spot Drawing Competition on July 22 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre. The contest is open to children, 5 to 13 years.

Over the past couple of years the number of children participating has been steadily increasing and this year the estimated participants in this event is 200-250 children, with total expected attendees being 300 people. This event runs for approximately three to four hours.

This year the Mississauga Arts Council has thrown its support for this event and even Councillor John Kovac has been gracious enough to be Chief Guest at this event which goes a long way in motivating youngsters.

The aim of this contest is to encourage creativity and spontaneous expression in children. Kreative Kids offers a platform for children to come together and express themselves through art in a friendly, multi-cultural, fun-filled, community based atmosphere.

Age-appropriate topics are announced on the spot. Lots of prizes and awards are presented in each age category. Art and craft workshops, demos by eminent artists from the GTA community provide inspiration to children. Other entertainment such as face painting, kids’ talent show, kids’ art exhibition, sweet treats, and more, add to the festive atmosphere.

Through this contest we also like to create awareness amongst children, of the importance of giving back to the community. Part of the proceeds are donated to the not-for-profit, registered charitable organization, Crafting for a Cure. The charity provides crafting supplies to children in over 90 hospitals across North America. The registration fee is $20 and one can make an online registration at www.makeartwork.co/kreative-kids.html .

This is an event that is wonderful for children and gives them a creative outlook that has nothing to do with computers or social media. It gives them an opportunity to express themselves and enjoy themselves in a friendly environment. It also gives parents a networking opportunity and a glimpse first hand as they watch their children at their creative best. – CINEWS

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