PUBLISHED: 5:01 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Locals volunteer time for Art For Kids event

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  Arts for Kids is holding the third annual arts celebration from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.
Arts for Kids, a local non-profit that actively assisted the Juneau School District in launching the Juneau Elementary Art Program is holding the third annual Community Arts Celebration from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.

This event is free and open to the public. Baked goods, fresh fruit and bottled water will be for sale. A limited number of the never before released Muñoz art print, "Steam Bath, Unalaska" will be gifted to folks contributing to Arts for Kids.

There will be a variety of "make and take home" art projects sponsored by Alysia McLain and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Lisa Arehart and staff from Tlingit and Haida Head Start, art teachers Marianne Manning and Jan Neimeyer and the Juneau-Douglas High School art club, Juneau Elementary Art Specialists Nancy Lehnhart and Heather Ridgway, Mary Lou King and Kay Parker from the Ravenstail Weavers' Guild and local artists Barbara Craver and Dianne Anderson.

Art projects include mixed media art trading cards, leather wrist bands, beaded bracelets, fancy note cards, mural painting, bright and colorful opaque crayon drawing on black paper, potato stamp note cards and door hangings, twined baskets, origami, Valentine Print making, and, for the younger set, totem poles, foil bracelets and water coloring.

Three pottery wheels will be available for use with assistance from ceramic artists, Joe Buck, James and Matt Voelcker.

The afternoon also includes art demonstrations by pysanky artist Charlie Detjen, FDMS art teacher and ceramic artist Linda Vallie, bookbinder and paper artist Sherri McDonald and mixed media artist Diane Baxter.

Mark the calendar

1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School