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Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee
Sat., June 4, 10:00 am-3:00 pm| Free
The Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee is the first arts festival in the state that is fully designed for children and youth. This free annual festival will draw youth artists from all over Middle Tennessee the first Saturday of June each year.
The festival features more than 100 talented visual youth artists presenting their juried original artwork from multi-media reflecting the very best youth artists from the area. Live performances, including theater, dance, music and more, provide nonstop entertainment while offering performance opportunities for local youth artists to showcase their talents. An Art Vendor Sale offers local artists the opportunity to sell their creations to attendees. A highlighted component of the festival is the art installation that attendees participate in creating during the festival. The inaugural Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee welcomed more than 4,000 attendees.
Sponsors and community businesses offer a variety of interactive art stop experiences designed to engage and expose youth in the community to all types of art experiences. Culinary offerings are provided by local restaurants and mobile food vendors with the hope to include youth culinary students.
The Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee is founded by a partnership between the City of Franklin Parks and the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission, a nonprofit organization, and supported by Middle Tennessee State University. It is governed by a committee and dedicated to producing an annual free youth arts event.