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Festival of the Arts might inspire your child's creativity

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The Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts offers a lot of art and a lot of fun for kids.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend with your children, you’ll want to drive downtown and let your kids explore their creative sides.

The festival’s not just for children, but there are areas that are dedicated to your child.

For $2 your youngster can participate in hands-on art activities in the Children’s Art Field. And the Young-at-Art Mart is a children-only shopping area with artwork priced no more than $5.

For more information, call (405) 270-4848 or go to the Arts Council of Oklahoma City website.

–Linda Lynn

LLynn@opubco.com

Follow me on Twitter @OKNewsResearch

Here are a few photos of children enjoying this year’s festival, as well as some of the sights you might see when you go:

 

 

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 Kinetic sculpture by Andrew Carson during opening day of the Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City TUesday, April 24, 2012. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

Kinetic sculpture by Andrew Carson during opening day of the Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City TUesday, April 24, 2012. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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