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7/10/2014 IMPORTANT UPDATE: Online teachers registration is closed. We have registered 100 teachers for the materials & supplies giveaway portion of the Fine Arts Fair IN RECORD TIME. Teachers may register onsite at 9:30am on August 1 for $15 as there might be spots available from registrants who decide not to attend.
Another option: from 12:30-1:30pm all materials & supplies must go! Everyone including the general public is welcome to take all they’d like on August 1 from 12:30-1:30pm.
On Friday, August 1, 2014 from 10am-2pm at Wonderland of the Americas, PreK-12 grade teachers & the public will celebrate arts education & the environment at the 4th annual Fine Arts Fair. The public is invited to participate in the Fine Arts Fair activities including: enjoy music, engage in art activities, visit the award-winning spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM, take a picture with Spurs Jesus & support local artists as they sell their arts & crafts.
“We are so excited to be hosting this event once again,” said Victoria Hernandez, Marketing Director for Wonderland of the Americas. “We believe fostering arts and creativity in children and teenagers is essential for the growth and advancement of our community, which is why we love working with spare parts and supporting their cause.”
San Antonio-based artist, Robert Tatum will be creating easels partly from found objects on site & hold kids finger painting sessions funded by the non-profit Art Star Academy. Art Star Academy is a non-profit, a subsidiary of SAFILM. Donations to Art Star Academy were made possible through the sales partnership of Tatum Originals’ Pray for Spurs products & Spurs Jesus products sold over the Spurs post season run. Spurs Jesus will also be available for photos with teachers, students & the public. “This effort is to give back to the community,” said Tatum.
Teachers will have access to materials & supplies collected by spare parts from donations by numerous business, organizations & individuals. Teachers must register online for the materials/supplies giveaway & the deadline is July 21 although they may register on site August 1. Register below.
Organizations may also setup an information table. Register below.
Artists & vendors who utilize at least 80% reusable, repurposed or recycled materials are invited to sell their work or items at the August 1 Fine Arts Fair or organizations that support the arts & the environment are also encouraged to participate. Please email email@example.com to learn more about this opportunity. The deadline is July 21.
Materials & supplies donations will be accepted beginning July 21 at Wonderland of the Americas. Click below for more information.