The Gallery helped celebrate the Multicultural Festival this weekend in Victoria Park.
More than 800 people (cats, tigers, butterflies and pirates included) packed our tent to create Memory Boxes.
Kids used the template we provided to construct their boxes. They then filled them with memories from the day – drawings, and even things they picked up at the festival like friendship bracelet’s and glass pendants.
Julie Burdett, KW|AG’s Outreach Summer Program Assistant says some kids couldn’t get enough, “There were some kids who came the first day and then came back to do the activity again on Sunday, and there were several kids who came to our tent several times in one day…they ended up with 4 or 5 memory boxes each!”
And it wasn’t just the kids having fun, parents and adults also took part in making their very own memory boxes. Some even asked if they could take the template home with them to make more at another time.
The festival was a huge hit, not only for us but for others as well. Some of the most popular tents included the homemade ice cream tent, jewellery tents, lemonade tent (with its giant glasses of the pink and yellow beverage), face painting tents (as evident from all the tigers and butterflies we saw) and of course the FOOD!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the festival and took part in our art activity. And a special thanks to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for sharing a tent with us and reeling visitors in with music! We had a blast and are looking forward to sharing more art and fun with the community next year.