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Festival of the Arts at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills

This southeast Michigan spot hosts a day of free family fun – from hands-on activities to exhibits – during this annual event, April 20, 2013

Does your child love to paint or play with play dough? You may have an aspiring artist on your hands. If that's case, then head over to the Festival of the Arts at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills for free family fun on April 20, 2013.

This year's "Color the World" theme features artwork from many different countries. A special exhibit of art, created by Japanese children tsunami survivors, will be available for viewing, as well. Over 200 pieces of artwork, framed and unframed, will be on exhibit and for sale.

However, this is one event where parents don't have to say "Look, but don't touch." There are many hands-on activities for kids, including creating a world flag pin.

When they're finished making their flag pin, kids can fire up their imaginations by watching artists creating various pieces of art. Sculpture, pottery, painting, weaving and quilting demonstrations take place throughout the day, giving kids an idea of how it gets done.

Have a little one that just won't sit still? Maybe the music is moving them. There will be live performances of dancing and multicultural music taking place during the day – adding to the ambience.

With a little something for everyone, you can't go wrong at this free family event, which takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Festival of the Arts has been recognized by the National League of Cities as a showcase event at its national convention in New Orleans, and received the Innovative Program Award from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the Festival of the Arts at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.

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