TROY’s International Arts Center, Johnson Center for the Arts bring ArtSPARK to TroyFest

ArtSPARK started at TROY's International Arts Center as a free children and family program in 2021.

ArtSPARK started at TROY's International Arts Center as a free children and family program in 2021.

The Troy University International Arts Center is bringing ArtSPARK to TroyFest on Saturday, April 29.

The IAC will team up with the Johnson Center for the Arts to provide free, art-related activities for children during the annual festival in downtown Troy. ArtSPARK will be available for children and families from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at 301 East Walnut St.

The program promotes art as an opportunity for children and their caretakers to engage through art and the creation of art.

ArtSPARK started at Troy University’s International Arts Center (IAC) as a free children and family program in 2021. The program promotes art as an opportunity for children and their caretakers to engage through art and the creation of art. When held at the IAC, the program offers an art project, created by Andrea Pack, an art scavenger hunt, story and snack time, and outdoor activities, such as feeding the local turtles and fish. The program is designed for elementary-aged children, but open to children of all ages. This Troy University program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

“The IAC is thrilled to collaborate with the Johnson Center for the Arts (JCA) during TroyFest, to bring ArtSPARK to the central scene of downtown Troy,” said Carrie Jaxon, IAC Director and Curator. “Together it is our mission to promote and celebrate the arts in our community, with this exciting festival being a wonderful opportunity to come together. We welcome children and families of all ages to come, create, and be inspired by each other and JCA’s wonderful art exhibitions on display.”

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