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Kids at the Hollywood Arts Council's 2012 Children's Festival of the Arts - Photo courtesy of the Hollywood Arts Council

Kids at the Hollywood Arts Council’s 2012 Children’s Festival of the Arts – Photo courtesy of the Hollywood Arts Council

Once again the Hollywood Arts Council is presenting their 28th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts.

Emceed by AMP Radio 97.1 FM’s DJ, Casey McCabe, the FREE One-Day Only Festival will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 12-Noon – 4:30 p.m. at Paramount Pictures studio in Hollywood (5555 Melrose Avenue) in the shaded garden setting adjacent to their historic gated entrance. The festival features live performances of dance and music from around the world, celebrities, family art workshops, face painting and puppet making.

Food and drinks will be available for sale. Entry is at the Bronson Gate, where there will be ample free parking on site.

PERFORMERS AND WORKSHOP ARTISTS TO INCLUDE:

Performers:

 Plaza de la Raza Folklorico, Jim Gamble Puppets,

Magician Arty LoOn, Lac Hong Vietnamese Dance, Lyte Dance Studio Hip-Hop,

Stunt Kids of Hollywood and the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir

 

Lac Hong Vietnamese Dance - Photo courtesy of The Vietnamese Traditional Art Development Organization

Lac Hong Vietnamese Dance – Photo courtesy of The Vietnamese Traditional Art Development Organization

Workshop Artists:

 Jenny Nissenson, “Puppet-Making;” Patty Sue Jones, “Nature Windsocks;”

Imani Afi, “Beaded Bracelets;” Nicola Vruwink, “Paper Pinwheels;”

Howard Marshall, “Postcards;” Molly Meng, “Building Spaceships;”

 Quan Yen Trang, “Handmade Chinese Drums”

and Gayle Gale, “Maker A Shaker for Love”

 

PLUS 22 CHILD CELEBRITIES!!!

 

WHO:

22 Child Celebrity Attendees:

–      Austin Anderson, Wiener Dog Nationals, Victorious

–      Tara-Nicole Azarian, My Name Is…Anna, Sybling Rivalry

–      Brielle Barbusca, The Starter Wife, Hope & Faith

–      Jessica Belkin, The Road To Nowhere, Rise of the Guardians

–      Jaden Betts, Doc McStuffins, Sophia the First, The Client List

–      Shane Carther, So You Think You Can Dance

–      Tyler Champagne, The Client List, Off Their Rockers

–      Bailey Gambertoglio, Despicable Me 2, Bubble Guppies

–      Victoria Grace, Deadtime Stories, A Matter of Choice

–      Hayley Gripp, CSI:  Las Vegas

–      Jennifer Jolliff, Olivia, Tryouts, Shoes, Weight’s Not The Problem

–      Elise Luthman, More Than Words, Wendell & Vinnie

–      Joey Luthman, Eleventh Hour, October Road, The Ghost Whisperer

–      Jayden Maddux, Bunheads, Up All Night, Arrested Development

–      Tina Nguyen, House Arrest, Milk in an Ashtray

–      Blake Rogers, Two-Time Pageant Queen, Gymnast

–      Brandon Tyler Russell, Wiener Dog Nationals, Smitty

–      Ariana Sloan, Recording Artist

–      Sophia Strauss, Cooties, Little Fockers

–      Victoria Strauss, iCarly, Bones, The Muppets

–      Lauren Suthers, Hide & Seek, Monster, Rising Star of 2012

–      Makena Weaver, National Dance Day with Nigel Lythgoe

 

8 VIPS:

–      Nyla Arslanian (President, Hollywood Arts Council)

–      Bugs Bunny, Loony Tunes Character courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain)

–      Elaine Horn (Dorothy Gale Impressionist from The Wizard of Oz, along with Toto, too!)

–      Casey McCabe (97.1 AMP Radio, Event Emcee)

–      Councilmember Tom LaBonge (City of Los Angeles, 4th District)

–      Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (City of Los Angeles, 13th District)

 

Arts Councils 2012 Children's Festival of the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Hollywood Arts Council.

Arts Councils 2012 Children’s Festival of the Arts. Photo courtesy of the Hollywood Arts Council.

Hollywood Arts Council’s 28th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts

A FREE One Day Only event.

 

WHERE:  

Paramount Pictures studio lot

5555 Melrose Avenue (between Van Ness Street and Gower Street),

Hollywood, CA  90038.

 

WHEN:          

Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 12-Noon – 4:30 p.m.

 

Food and drinks will be available for sale.  Enter at Bronson Gate, where there will be ample free parking on site.  For more information, call 323-871-2787 or visit their online site here.

 

 

7 Performances (subject to change without notice):

–      12:15 – 12:45 p.m.:  West Los Angeles Children’s Choir

–      1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Lyte Dance Studio Hip-Hop/Stunt Kids of Hollywood

–      1:45 – 2:15 p.m.:  Lac Hong Vietnamese Dance

–      2:30 – 3:00 p.m.:  Jim Gamble Puppet Productions

–      3:15 – 3:45 p.m.:  Arty Loon, Magician

–      4:00 – 4:30 p.m.:  Plaza de la Raza Folklorico Ensemble

 

8 Workshops (subject to change without notice):

–      12:00-Noon – 4:30 p.m.:  Jenny Nissenson, “Puppet-Making”

–      12:00-Noon – 2:00 p.m.:  Patty Sue Jones, “Nature Windsocks”

–      12:00-Noon – 2:00 p.m.:  Imani Afi, “Beaded Bracelets”

–      1:00 – 3:00 p.m.:  Nicola Vruwink, “Paper Pinwheels”

–      1:00 – 3:00 p.m.:  Howard Marshall, “Postcards”

–      2:00 – 4:00 p.m.:  Molly Meng, “Building Spaceships”

–      2:00 – 4:00 p.m.:  Quan Yen Trang, “Handmade Chinese Drums”

–      2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and Gayle Gale, “Make A Shaker for Love”

 

18 Event Sponsors:

–      Paramount Pictures

–      The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

–      Wen Hair and Body Care

–      Alliance Residential

–      Discover Hollywood Magazine

–      Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council

–      East Hollywood Neighborhood Council

–      Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

–      Art Laboe Foundation

–      Hollywood Hotel

–      Sunset Gower + Sunset Bronson Studios

–      Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council

–      Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council

–      Paramount Contractors

–      Barnsdall Arts

–      Six Flags Magic Mountain

–      Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City of Los Angeles, Fourth District

–      Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, City of Los Angeles, 13th District

EVENT INFO:

This Children’s Festival is a celebration of the arts and culture in Hollywood.  The festivities will include a full schedule of performances featuring a variety of music, dance, and entertainment from around the world for all ages.  An assortment of art workshops with professional artists will provide children with the opportunity to create their own art pieces as souvenirs.  There will be face painters and many other surprises.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  “This wonderful non-commercial event has become a family tradition,” according to HAC president Nyla Arslanian.  “People whose parents brought them to the festival are now bringing their kids.”

Emceed by Casey McCabe of 97.1 AMP Radio, performers for this year’s Children’s Festival will include:  Plaza de la Raza Folklorico, Jim Gamble Puppets, magician Arty LoOn, Lac Hong Vietnamese Dance, Lyte Dance Studio Hip-Hop, Stunt Kids of Hollywood and the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir – a 22 member children’s choir under the direction of Barbara Klaskin Silberg that has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”

Impressionist Elaine Horn will make a personal appearance as Dorothy Gale from “The Wizard of Oz,” along with Toto, too!  Favorite Looney Tunes characters courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain and special celebrity guests will be available for photos and autographs.  Festival attendees can get their picture taken on the Red Carpet inside the Paramount Theatre.  Actors from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation will conduct their popular BookPALs story readings.  Members of the Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Division Cadets will be on hand to provide assistance to festival attendees.  Raffle Drawings will also be held for valuable prizes.

 

The Children’s Festival of the Arts is presented by the Hollywood Arts Council, a community-based organization founded in 1978 to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Hollywood.  The FREE annual Children’s Festival of the Arts is one of many projects and events presented by the Council to enhance the quality of life in the city and promote the arts.  The Council’s projects also include Project SOAR (Students Overcoming All Risks), an after school art program presented in Hollywood area elementary schools.

 

MORE INFO:

The Hollywood Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is an action-oriented organization that works for the benefit of the Hollywood community through the arts.  Founded in 1978 to insure that the arts play a vital role in revitalization plans then underway, the Hollywood Arts Council has been providing service to the Hollywood community, and artists and arts organizations working in Hollywood for 35 years.

Strongly linked to the Council’s purpose to promote, nurture and support the arts is the belief that the arts revitalize people as well as communities.  Project S.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), its after-school art program and the annual Children’s Festival of the Arts held each August at Paramount Pictures brings free art workshops and performance to thousands of children and their families. The Council also created the Annual Awards Luncheon “The Charlies” to honor individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the arts and Hollywood. Through the years, the Council has spearheaded many community arts projects. The Council has served as a catalyst convening arts organizations working in Hollywood for its periodic Arts Roundtables and promotes Hollywood’s performing arts with a daily calendar of arts activities published in Discover Hollywood magazine and on its website.

The Hollywood Arts Council has been recognized by the Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, former State Senator Curren Price and Congressman Adam Schiff for its tireless efforts on behalf of the arts and the community of Hollywood.  At its annual Charlie Awards Luncheon in April, the Council celebrated its 35th anniversary.

 

 

 

Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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