Children’s Festival of the Arts at Paramount Pictures

The Hollywood Arts Council will pull out all the stops this year at their 27th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts as they celebrate and honor Paramount Pictures’ 100th Birthday.

The FREE One-Day Only Festival will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2012 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 schedule:

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.:  Plaza de la Raza Folklorico; 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.:

Stunt Kids of Hollywood; 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.:

Russian Entertainment Unlimited; 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.:

Jim Gamble Puppets; 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.:

Korean Classical Music and Dance Company; 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.:

Nu Pan Groove, steel drum combo.


Workshop Artists:

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

Kids Art, “Drawing Tutorials,” 12-Noon – 4:00 p.m.;

Patty Sue Jones, “Japanese Wind Socks,” 12-Noon – 2:00 p.m.;

Gayle Gale, “Fruit and Veggie Masks,” 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.;

Howard Marshall, “Styrofoam Block Printing,” 12:15 – 2:15 p.m.;

Nicola Vruwink, “Paper Pinwheels,” 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.;

Imani Afi, “Dream Catchers,” 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.;

Quan Yen Trang, “Pet Butterflies,” 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.


As a special treat this year, there will be a cake-decorating contest recognizing Paramount Pictures’ 100th Birthday Celebration. Entries will be from bakeries in the area and the contest will be judged by VIP and celebrity guests.  After the cakes are photographed and judged, they will passed out to Festival attendees.

Looney Tunes characters (i.e., Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird or Woody Woodpecker) courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain will circulate among festival attendees providing photo opportunities and lasting memories.  There will also be face painters and many other surprises to delight young and old alike.


To learn more, please visit the official site.

27th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts

Paramount Pictures studio

5555 Melrose Avenue,


Sunday, August 12, 2012

12 Noon – 4:30 p.m.

FREE to the public (cheap!)

For more information, call 323-871-2787 or visit online here. 


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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