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2017 Hands on the Arts Festival



Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Hands on the Arts Festival, which was a huge success. Photos from this year's event will be posted on the Sunnyvale Recreation Facebook page. Come back in the spring for more information on next year's festival. 

Festival Program: 2017 Hands on the Arts Festival Program


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.


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