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Kids can get creative at Saturday art fest

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – ArtKidDoo is coming back bigger and better than ever!

The popular children’s event returns to the area after a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

ArtKidDoo is an event collaborating with the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, childcare providers, local businesses, non-profit as well as civic organizations to help encourage awareness of the arts for young children.

The children’s art festival will be held on Saturday, February 17 at Shivers Park in Chipley from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“We absolutely believe that it’s important for children to have access to that kind of messy play and creative learning time,” said Lindsay Holmes, the Education Services Director with the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florid

The one day is completely free to the public and will offer hands-on arts and crafts as well as snacks, games, and entertainment that is provided by local vendors.

“Early learning is the first step to life, and that’s what our organization does,” said Tami Valdez, the Communications and Development Director for the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida.