Kids can get ‘hands on’ during Art on the Grand

Young artists will have opportunities to cultivate their talents with “Hands-On-Art” during Art on the Grand, a juried fine art show held June 4 and 5 in downtown Farmington.

Art on the GrandOpen 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, the event features more than 100 artists displaying their works along Grand River, and kids art activities on Market Place Street, near Riley Park.

“Hands-On-Art is a fantastic family component of Art on the Grand,” said Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Annette Knowles. “Make some art, get your face painted and share a fresh pretzel … make it a fun day!”

The Detroit Institute of Arts makes a return visit to help kids blossom — quite literally – by designing a beautiful paper flower as a free, make-and-take craft. The Farmington Community Library will host a paper plate flower project, and kickstART Farmington will be creating a film project in cooperation with the Greater Farmington Film Festival.

Young artists will also experiment in Spin Art, Sand Art, and Sandy Candy, or get an airbrush tattoo or freestyle face painting, all of which are available for a fee.

The artist booth area is presented by the Farmington Hills Special Services Department’s Cultural Arts Division in partnership with the Farmington Downtown Development Authority.

“Sponsors are so important to bringing events to Downtown Farmington,” Knowles said. “Please be sure to visit the Hands-On-Art Sponsors, Tom Holzer Ford and Renewal by Andersen, in addition to event sponsor, Bath Planet. They want to meet you.”

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Press release