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Free Family Festival of the Arts Saturday Features Multicultural Theme

The April 20 event at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills includes art displays, demonstrations, music, dance and more.

Celebrate this year’s Festival of the Arts theme, “Color the World”, at Saturday's free Family Festival, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.

The Family Festival offers art experiences for all ages including community cultural displays by area organizations, activities, a wide range of entertainment, and over 200 pieces of art to see and buy.

In keeping with the multicultural theme, several panels of artwork, provided by the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, will showcase art created by Japanese children who survived the tragedy of the tsunami. Demonstrations will include sculpting, pot turning, painting, weaving, and illustration.

Children will enjoy taking part in hands-on art projects, with an opportunity to purchase and paint their own set of Matryoshka (Russian nesting dolls).

Entertainment will include the Farmington Community Band’s clarinet choir and trombone ensemble, a ventriloquist, a sitar soloist, dance demonstrations by Dancing Feats and the Mid American Pom Pon Studio, and more. Artwork on display will include exhibits by Farmington Art Foundation members, Farmington Public Schools students, Farmington Area Art Commission Student Art Award winners, and past and present Artists in Residence.

Source: City of Farmington Hills press release

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