Some 25,000 children attended the three-day festival in 2011, which saw over 500 artists, 100 studios and 50 galleries participate. Noticing a growing demand for creative programming geared towards kids, organizers have elected to expand aspects of the festival into a more family-friendly format.
“We’re extremely excited to bring our signature family programming across the East River to Brooklyn this fall,” said Dave Kaplan, Executive Director, CMA. “The festival’s spectacular line-up is sure to inspire, and CMA is especially thrilled to present workshops and experiences that engage young festival goers and help them harness their creativity.”
In addition to the numerous interactive art experiences, exhibitions and craft events, organizers have announced a special component of the festival that will focus on DUMBO’s waterfront. These activities will surround family hotspots such as Jane’s Carousel and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
“We are looking forward to offering a diverse range of programs that will inspire the next generation of festival artists,” Lisa Kim, Director DUMBO Arts Festival told Scooter.
Kids can explore a stop-motion animation workshop based on DUMBO’s layout, sculpt animals and figurines in the museum’s pop-up Clay Bar or keep it highbrow and browse the surrounding galleries.
More festival events will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
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