Children’s Gallery

Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival: August 25th-27th

IMG_8977_3546Children's Gallery Offers Kids-Only Shopping!

Where can kids buy art without mom or dad nudging them toward something they like?  Only  at the Midwest Salute to the Arts Children's Gallery.

The Children's Gallery was designed to foster an interest in art at an early age. Children ages 5-13 enter the gallery and choose a piece of art, free from parental influence.  After the child has selected a piece, they are encouraged to visit the artist who created their piece to find out how it was created. The cost to enter the gallery is $10.

Plan to stop by the Gallery opening at 10am on Saturday August 26th to let your little ones start their own art collection, or, add to it!  Gallery will be open until all art has been disbursed.

5th Annual Student Art Link Exhibit

The Midwest Salute to the Arts and the Fairview Heights Parks & Recreation are inviting all students, K-8th grade, to participate in the Midwest Salute to the Arts’ “Student Art Link” this August.

Students decide their theme and may use any medium: pen & ink, pencil, markers, colored pencils, oil paint, watercolor, etc. to create their masterpiece. All submitted art will be laminated and hung on the fence at Moody Park during the 29th Midwest Salute to the Arts, August 26th—27th , 2017.

Artwork should be no larger than 8½”x 11” and the student’s first name, grade, and school name should be on the back side. It may not depict violence, drug or alcohol references, or inappropriate language. Submissions are limited to (1) per student. Artwork may be turned in at the School Office before the end of the school year, or taken to the Fairview Heights Library, or the Parks & Recreation Office (behind City Hall), before August 22, 2017.

All submitted artwork will become the property of The Midwest Salute to the Arts. At the end of the event, pictures will be donated to “Mail Call Masterpieces”, an outreach project that sends the artwork to deployed military personnel.

4th Annual Student Art Link Requirements    |    Student Art Official Letter

Kids Entertainment

Randall Spriggs Illustrator
Saturday & Sunday: Opening - 3:00pm

Bubble Bus
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Stories 'n Stones
Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Read about Stories 'n Stones featuring Marilyn & Larry Kinsella