2013 Classics for Kids Festival
April 27, 2013
10am - 7pm
The Southern Colorado Children’s Arts Partnership is proud to bring the Classics for Kids Festival to Colorado Springs. SCCAP members consist of The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, 88.7 KCME-FM, The Ballet Society of Colorado Springs, Imagination Celebration, Performing Arts for Youth Organization (PAYO), Thomas MacLaren Charter School, Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and the Buell Children’s Museum in Pueblo. These are the core groups who will be ‘doing the leg work’ to plan, implement, and carry on the traditions created by the 2013 festival.
The Classics for Kids Festival - 2013 inaugural year and day-long event includes:
• Live musical, dance, and vocal performances by local youth arts groups
• Interactive visual and performance art opportunities for attendees
• Information Booth for participating organizations to distribute materials
• Promotions Tables for businesses and organizations serving local youth
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10am - 7pm
The Citadel in Colorado Springs - The Citadel, located in Colorado Springs and one of the largest shopping centers in Colorado, will provide venue space for the Classics for Kids Festival that is large enough to incorporate multiple performances simultaneously. The festival will fully utilize The Citadel offering music, dance, and theatre performances, as well as visual arts presentations, throughout the shopping center. Imagination Celebration’s facilities in the Burlington Coat Factory wing of The Citadel along with the Food Court area will provide main performance spaces. The Imagination Celebration facilities are a benefit due to their ability to serve as a dance/theatre performance venues. Another enticing factor about The Citadel is the ‘built-in audience’ that is at the shopping center each Saturday, which will help our goal of reaching a large and diverse group of local youth and families that may not typically attend such events at more specific locations.
The Classics for Kids Festival was created to inform the local public of classical arts opportunities for children in southern Colorado. The festival will encourage children to explore their interests and potential talents in the arts, and engage them in fun, new activities that may benefit them in their studies and other areas of their lives. Children will be invited to partake in arts activities offered by participating festival groups.