The Hannibal Arts Council created the Wild & Wacky Art Adventure to provide positive and healthy activities in which parents and children can interact, work side by side, explore creativity, and in some ways, strengthen the sense of family.

The Hannibal Arts Council created the Wild & Wacky Art Adventure to provide positive and healthy activities in which parents and children can interact, work side by side, explore creativity, and in some ways, strengthen the sense of family.

In order for the event to be free, local businesses and organizations are sponsoring the event in partnership with the Hannibal Arts Council.

Each year close to 400 children and children-at-heart enjoy the event. The 2017 Wild & Wacky Art Adventure, a FREE hands-on arts festival for kids 3 to 12 and their families, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, August 5 in Hannibal’s Central Park. This year’s theme “Animal Planet” will be packed with hands-on projects featuring animals from around the world.

Hands-on activities are the backbone of the event. This year’s projects will include annual favorites Masterpiece T-Shirts, a cool animal Photo Op and Friends of Historic Hannibal’s Box Town in addition to new theme-related projects of Painted Porcupine, Sea Turtle Clay Sculpture, Folded Paper Slithery Snake, Hiding Tiger Drawing, 3D Whale and there will be Yoga for Kids with Twisted Juniper Yoga.

For more information on the Wild & Wacky Art Adventure contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545 or findit@hannibalarts.com, like their Facebook page, or go to Youth tab at hannibalarts.com.