Drive through art supplies giveaway and virtual celebration
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma Art Center held their 28th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts at Gateway Park, Saturday from 10 a.m. till supplies lasted. A virtual celebration at 2pm also featured local youth performing arts groups and arts educators.
Home to the Division of Arts and Culture within the City of Yuma's parks and Recreation Department, the center advances the arts by providing distinct opportunities for community participation and artistic growth.
Participants entered Gateway Park from westbound Giss Parkway, were encouraged to exercise patience and take care not to block downtown traffic.
This year's festivities occurred "drive-through" style in order to practice social distancing. Children were required to be present in the vehicle, and supplies were distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Event sponsors include:
- Yuma Rotary Club
- AEA Federal Credit Union
- LG Paint
- Yuma Regional Medical Center
- Arizona Public Service
- Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
- Wealthcare Financial
- CASA of Yuma County
Artwork created by area youth and teachers will be on display from April 13-May 28, in the Yuma Art Center galleries.
The overall goal for Children’s Festival of the Arts is still the same as it has been for 28 years: to provide fun and inclusive arts education opportunities to Yuma youth and their families.