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All Ages Art Happening: Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun
January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fact! Kids and cats prefer empty boxes over toys 95% of the time. This was the inspiration behind this very unique AAAH (All Ages Art happening) event: C.B.A.R.F. (Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun)! For the 4th year, Waterfall Arts is throwing a party that’s all about building with cardboard boxes… and the whole community is invited!
AAAH: CBARF (Cardboard Boxes Really Are Fun)
Saturday, January 19
The event is FREE (but we do suggest bringing a roll of packing tape if possible)
“Messing around with cardboard boxes isn’t far from what artists are doing in their studios here, ” says Bridget Matros, Waterfall Arts’ Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator. “It’s the whole creative process at work: imagination, problem solving, skills development, experimentation… plus, everything from social skills to engineering know-how develop when kids are making stuff and pretending.”
Kids and adults work together to turn a huge collection of cardboard boxes and packing tape into whatever structures arise, in the lower level of Waterfall Arts. Those that stick around to the end get to be one of the King Kongs to smash the whole thing down (a favorite of last years’ crowd).
Parents: stay and play! All children must be accompanied by an adult – they will need a hand with tape!
Throughout the year, All Ages Art Happenings (AAAH) events engage area youth and families through community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages. AAAH events are led by Bridget Matros, Waterfall Art’s Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator. The Youth & Family Outreach Program is made possible by local business sponsors The Green Store, Little River Veterinary Hospital, VeloInk, and Sundog Solar. Additional support is provided by foundations such as Anonimo, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors.