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Celebrate Artful Learning At KID smART ART Jam

  • April 13, 2019

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has been putting the ‘art’ in ‘party’ for 20 years now. The organization works to make learning more engaging and enjoyable by incorporating various art forms into traditional studies such as math, English, science, and social studies.

To celebrate 20 years of helping kids through artful learning, KID smART is hosting an ART Jam birthday bash to end all birthday bashes. The celebration is set to take place on Saturday, May 11 from 11am to 3pm at the Southern Rep Theatre (2541 Bayou Road).

Everyone is welcome to attend this free, fun filled event. There’s tons of entertainment set to keep the crowd engaged and upbeat. A couple of the acts scheduled to hit the stage are the Trombone Shorty Foundation, and Rich Collins from Imagination Movers.

There will also be plenty of exciting activities for the kids to participate in including: a poetry workshop with iCon and storytime with Gina Allen at the Community Book Center, drag queen storytime with Laveau Contraire, mother’s day gift-making activities led by KID smART teaching artists, a NOMA+ pop-up museum, Wheel of Fortune, raffle, games, and prizes, cupcake decorating with the CupCake Fairies, and Arts activities from 826, Le Petit Theatre, Louisiana Children’s Museum, Make Music NOLA, NOMA,  and the Ogden Museum.

Of course, a day packed with activities always drums up a hefty appetite. Luckily, Cochon Butcher in partnership with the Link Restaurant Group will on site to keep the crowd well fed with some delectable offerings.

If you’re planning to be in the city for this event or any other and are looking for affordable accomodations in the New Orleans area, the Best Western Plus Westbank should be your top consideration. We offer comfortable accommodation, charming hospitality, and a range of amenities. Just a quick drive from downtown New Orleans, it’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of a busy day.



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