Marlborough Youth Arts Fair

Art, live music, crafts, and a variety of entertainment takes place at the Marlborough Community Center, 8200 Paseo on Saturday.

Marlborough Arts Fair

The Marlborough Community Coalition will host its 5th annual free youth arts festival with an art show and competition, live music and other entertainment, and hands-on crafts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Marlborough Community Center, 8200 Paseo.

The art show will feature entries from young artists from kindergarten age to 21. Cash prizes to the three best entries will be awarded in four different age categories, and an artist in each age category will receive free admission to a summer course at the Kansas City Art Institute. The artists also may sell their entries at the festival.

Muralist JT Daniels

Activities will include mural painting by local muralist JT Daniels and a writing workshop for high schoolers interested in creating positive hip hop music and a following performance by We Are R.A.P. (Real And Positive).

Entertainment by locally based performers will include performances by the Broadway Drill Team; Royce “Sauce” Handy and Kartez Marcel, a positive hip hop duo; Martika, a variety stunt entertainer whose act can include sword swallowing and fire eating: and ukulele musician Eems whose music ranges from reggae to pop.

Food and beverages will be available from food trucks and other vendors.

Partners in putting on the festival include the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department and the Missouri Arts Council.

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