Everyone loves a parade and Ordway Center's Flint Hills International Children's Festival is throwing one Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm. in downtown Saint Paul, MN.
The Festival parade began with the idea of creating wearable, moveable art pieces from everyday objects and has evolved into a collection of art in motion. Festival goers are treated to giant puppets, kites, flags, music, ARTbikes, and other creations envisioned by community artists as the ARTmoves Parade journeys around Rice Park.
The foundation of participation and art-creation for the Parade is in community organizations. Ordway Center partners with Community and Recreation Centers across the Twin Cities to offer artist residencies in after-school programs. Youth of all ages work with Twin Cities artists to learn an art-form and create their own unit of the Parade. Community artists and organizations also participate in the Parade, continuing to make it one of the Festival highlights.