Thousand of Kids Get Artsy at Art in Me Festival

By KBJR News 1

August 12, 2012 Updated Aug 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Many save arts and crafts for a rainy day, but hundreds of kids in the Twin Ports area spent Sunday afternoon expressing their artsy side.

Kids and their parents were able to make a variety of masterpieces at 14 art booths in Lester Park.

It was part of the 4th annual Art in Me Festival put on by the non-proft Duluth and Beyond.

Art projects included cookie decorating, charcoal drawing, card stamping and tile painting.

Kids also created clay sculptures, designed t-shirts and made bracelets.

Festival organizers say The Art In Me event is a day of discovery.

"Sometimes children don't even know they have these gifts you know? Michele Sorvick, of the Art in Me Festival said. "They'll start to draw with chalk and all of a sudden they are drawing a tree that looks amazing that I could fly in. They are surprised themselves. Sometimes the parents are surprised too."

Kids could make as many crafts as they wanted free of charge.

Live music, puppet shows, ballon animals as well as face painting were also a part of the Art in Me Festival.

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