MakeArtWork a graphic design company based in Mississauga, owned by Sudhir and Sangeeta Bagwe put up their fifth annual charity art event Kreative Kids On-the-Spot Drawing Competition which had a record attendance that numbered in the hundreds.
Children as young as 5 years to teenagers 15 years and above, came together to explore their spontaneity and enjoy the process of creating art in a fun and friendly environment.
The aim of the contest is to motivate kids to pursue their passion in art. Mississauga Arts Council is a supporter of this event since the beginning.
Part of the proceeds were donated to the not for profit charitable organisation Crafting For A Cure, which provides art material to children in more than 120 hospitals across North America.
Participants were provided with age appropriate topics and were encouraged to use any art medium of their choice. Entries were judged by eminent Artist Angela Lipscombe. Special trophies and lots of prizes were given out to the winners.
Each child also received goodie bags as well as a personalised Certificate of Participation.
The art exhibition of kids’ work, origami and beading activities, face painting, ice creams and other sweet treats added to the festive atmosphere. Stage performances with singing, dancing and musical instruments were a huge hit with the kids.
Beautiful jewellery, plush toys and art material were up for grabs at the special Silent Auction held to raise funds for the charity.
Sudhir and Sangeeta acknowledged the team of volunteers who have been a huge support to this event by presenting Certificate of Thanks on behalf of Mississauga-Malton MPP Deepak Anand.
These are the kind of low-expense events that can and should be encouraged and funded by city councillors more often as they allow children to participate in something fun, creative and challenging. It gives children an opportunity to express themselves, have fun and make new friends all in a long, hot summer afternoon. -CINEWS