Here's an opportunity to let your kids explore their artistic talents. Saturday,  October 21, 2017, bring them out to participate in the ArtsFest 2017. This is a FREE event taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center, in the Exhibition Hall, from 10am-2pm. The theme this year is “Recycling”. Throughout the day, kids will learn all about the importance of protecting our world and environment through art.

ArtFest is an annual event designed to introduce kids to the wonder and magical world of art. Every child in the area is invited to participate in this long-standing local event, hosted by the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles. The purpose of ArtFest is to encourage children to express themselves, explore, and use their creativity through art.Using this year's theme, kids will engage in exciting hands-on art projects to express various ways we can recycle and save our planet. Education through

Using this year's theme, kids will engage in exciting hands-on art projects to express various ways we can recycle and save our planet. Education through art is a fun and entertaining way to learn new things for kids of all ages.

Local organizations and businesses will have creative booths where children will be encouraged to have fun producing unique works of art. Each booth will allow children to stretch their thinking by using different materials to create their art. Items include everything from paint and markers, to sculpting supplies and various craft pieces. At the end of the day, kids can take all their masterpieces home!

ArtFest 2017 is sponsored by the Arts Council of SWLA, City of Lake Charles, Stine Lumber, and the Office of Cultural Development. For more details about this free art event, call the Arts Council office at (337) 439-2787.