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Liberty Arts Squared Festival, May 31 and June 1

The 4th Annual Liberty Arts Squared Festival features fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, arts activities for children, and a beer and wine garden on Friday evening.

The visual arts area incorporates two- and three-dimensional fine arts and fine crafts. Media will be juried and displayed in two separate categories: Fine Arts and Crafts. Examples of art that are eligible for the juried selection are:

  • wet media (oils/acrylic/watercolors)
  • dry media (pencils, charcoal, pastels)
  • sculpture (wire, glass, metal, wood, fired clay, other)
  • photography
  • mixed media
  • hand-built and wheel thrown pottery and ceramics
  • fine jewelry
  • fibers, basketry, and weaving

This is a great opportunity for the Artastic or Creative Crafts badges.

On Friday evening, from 4-9 pm, we will present Jeff Porter, and the great band The Crayons! On Saturday, we will present the Liberty Jazz Ensemble, Jeff Porter, Edge Town, and The Rick Bacus Trio! Consider this for Music Appreciation.

Liberty Arts Squared will have book and poetry readings, and singer/songwriters featured throughout the day on Saturday at the Corbin Theater on the square. Come in to cool off, bring in your lunch or snack, have a seat and enjoy the literary arts and song. Check out the schedule of the day for your favorite or new performing literary artists. This might help with Book Adventurer or Creative Writing.

The Children’s art area of the festival will feature interactive arts activities in the visual arts, literature, musical arts and music-making and performance. The following organizations will be providing children’s art activities:  Martha Lafitte Nature Sanctuary, Oddball Kids, Red Star Studios (clay), Liberty Symphony Orchestra, the Liberty School District will present Dr. Vibrations (the musical petting zoo), and face painting. The activities are set up so that children can become engaged with producing art and viewing demonstrations throughout the children’s area. Activities will be available for all age groups from very young through teen-aged. This will help with Artastic, as well as just be fun!

Friday, May 31, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Historic Liberty Square, Liberty, Missouri

For more information, visit the Liberty Arts Squared website

The 20th Annual Young Writers Contest, deadline Jan. 21

The annual contest is open to children ages 5-12. Entries can be anything from poems to essays to short stories.

Entry forms can be picked up at all Kansas City Public Library and Johnson County Library locations as well as The Reading Reptile, or may be downloaded online. The deadline for entries is January 21, 2013.

A wonderful opportunity for girls interested in Creative Writing!