Come to Milford on October 3 and get your FREE Art Kit as part of The 2020 Big Draw Festival DE!

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On October 3, the Mispillion Art League (MAL) will be giving away FREE Art Kits (while supplies last) as part of The 2020 Big Draw Festival DE. This year’s Festival theme is “A Climate of Change” with an emphasis on using art to explore recycling, reusing, and protecting the planet. The Art Kits will be given away on Saturday from 9am-1pm next to the Milford Farmers Market.

The Art Kit contains a bilingual Idea Book, with over a dozen fun art projects that you can make at home, as well as some starter supplies. Also included is the bilingual Mispillion Riverwalk booklet. Follow along to see and learn about local wildlife on land and in the water. Carry your sketchbook and/or camera and make some art along the way. A sketchbook and pencils are also included in the Art Kit.

Along with MAL, our partner, the City of Milford, will be providing educational materials for children including a coloring book, crayons, stickers, and more, all centered around reducing, reusing, recycling, and respecting our environment. The Big Draw Art Kit and the City of Milford materials will be packaged in a reusable bag. The Delaware Solid Waste Authority and the DuPont Nature Center will also be providing educational materials. Additionally, on October 3, the Library will be offering socially distanced art activities for kids and teens, in the amphitheater area of the Library.

As part of the Big Draw Festival, we’re inviting artists and non-artists, families, and kids to help us build a Cardboard City! Build something real or imagined – your house, a store, a church, or something from your imagination. We will give you all the details on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Bring your creation to the Art League for display through December, and check out our Facebook page for videos of the City as it grows.

MAL offers classes all year and the October classes are built around the Big Draw theme. Join us for a guaranteed fun time – everyone is welcome, from beginners to advanced, ages 5 and up. Learn about our classes and stay informed by visiting mispillionarts.org/big-draw-de/ or https://facebook.com/thebigdrawde.

This organization is supported in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

Foto: Robert J. Neary