The Southeastern Missouri Children’s Arts Festival will be held the first week of February

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – The Southeastern Missouri Arts Council has announced that it will host the 22nd annual Children’s Arts Festival event for visitors to the First Friday Art Walk during the first week of February .

The event will take place on Friday, February 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.., at 16 N. Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau.

The exhibition will feature works of visual and literary art from over 20 regional schools and will be on display throughout the month of February.

360 degree scans of the gallery will be available on the Southeastern Missouri Arts Council website for those who cannot come in person.

Introduced in the year 2000, the Children’s Arts Festival was developed to showcase the outstanding achievements of regional arts educators and their students.

The imaginative range of mediums, styles and subjects speaks to the incredible range and impact of art teachers, and highlights the wonder and joy of creativity in students from third to eighth grade. year.

This year’s First Friday event will feature several additional surprises, including performances by Fingerprint Urban Dance Studio, The Edge Aerial Arts/Cape Specialty Entertainment, and photo ops with real-life superheroes from Heroes for Kids, a group of first responders of Perryville, Mo.

Additionally, MicroGalleries will feature work by SEMO students from Professor Joshua Newth’s painting class and Huichol Indian Yarn paintings by Scott City High School art teacher Richard Conaway.

Professor Newth and Mr Conaway were also judges for this year’s Children’s Arts Festival.

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