May 16, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunnyvale Community Center
550 East Remington Drive
Sunnyvale CA 94087
Buy tickets in advance and pick up the Sunnyvale Theatre Box Office will-call window on festival day.
Would you or your performance group like to perform at this event?
Download a performer application. Performer applications are due March 27, 2015.
Are you a teen or adult interested in volunteering?
Visit our volunteer listing for details and to apply. Apply by April 24, 2015, to allow adequate time for processing.
Are you a business interested in sponsoring this event?
Download a sponsor packet. Sponsorship commitments are due April 16, 2015.
Hands on the Arts is an all-day children's art festival, held annually the third Saturday in May. The event features more than 30 workshop booths where children can try their hands at different art forms. Professional artists lead workshops using a wide variety of arts and craft materials and techniques, as well as music and dance. Many of the workshops introduce children to unique art forms from different cultures, such as Indian rangoli, Chinese silk knotting, Japanese brush painting and Mexican folklorico dancing. All supplies are included in the nominal per-child admission fee. (Adults and non-participating children are welcome at no charge.)
The festival’s outdoor stage features family-friendly entertainment all day and roving performers add to the festive atmosphere. There is also a small food court near the stage selling a variety of healthy, kid-friendly foods. Picnics are also welcome. Many families take a break during their day to enjoy lunch or a snack and watch the performances.