Art on the Playground: An Interactive Art Festival for Kids! – Dayton Parent Magazine

Enjoy creative, hands-on art activities this spring at the third annual Art on the Playground, an interactive art festival for kids of all ages! Art on the Playground takes place rain or shine on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Habitat Environmental Center in Kettering. The event is free and all are welcome!

Fun for all ages, Art on the Playground features a range of hands-on, make-and-take art activities. From ceramics demonstrations to creating your own bead jewelry, our youth-oriented artists will help kids make their very own masterpieces to take home! Entertainment includes hip-hop and break dancing performances by Kettering-based Funk Lab Dance Studio, an interactive sketch brought to life by the Kettering Children’s Theatre, a chalk mural created live by local artist Chalk N’ Awe, and more!

Festival goers will also enjoy a special discount on this summer’s Camp Rosewood. Plus, free comic books are available while supplies last!  Kettering Arts Council is sponsoring a booth with more exciting opportunities for young artists. Art on the Playground is organized by Rosewood Arts Centre and sponsored in part by Habitat Environmental Center with support from the Kettering Arts Council.

The event is free, and parking is available for guests at Southdale Elementary School.  For additional information, please contact Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294 or at

About Rosewood Arts Centre

Rosewood Arts Centre is dedicated to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Kettering and the greater Dayton area by providing creative experiences through the arts. A division of the City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, Rosewood presents over 400 classes annually for youth and adults as well as gallery exhibitions, theater performances, artist studios and special events. With specialized facilities including a black and white darkroom, ceramics, glass and jewelry studios, the facility has over 100,000 visitors every year. Rosewood Arts Centre is supported by the City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, and in part by the Ohio Arts Council, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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