Programming for Children and Families

The River Arts Committee recognizes the importance of the arts in regards to the growth and development of a child’s imagination and confidence. Through visual arts, performance arts and various other media, we encourage children and youth to express ideas and to learn not only about the world around them, but themselves. Events for Children/Families during the Festival are marked in pink on the Schedule page (click on Program and then Schedule)  please check them out!

Children’s Art Gallery

All children in the Haldimand area up to Grade 8 are welcome to submit one piece of visual art, sculpture or photography to be placed in our Children’s Art Gallery. All submissions must be mounted on black bristol board and have to include the submitter’s name, age, grade, school and contact information on the back or on a separate page if the piece is 3-dimensional. The location for the Children's Gallery will be announced shortly.

Details will be posted soon of the process for dropping off children's art for the Festival.

Elementary schools are also being invited to participate, so check with your child's school to encourage them to get involved.

Children’s Events

Sunday, November 5:    Collaborative  Art Project with Frances Porter. 1: p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location TBA.

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