Arts Festival, Mural Fest showcase East Aldine District talent, diversity

The East Aldine District held its first annual multi-cultural International Arts Festival last Saturday, May 20 at the Town Center. Events started at 10am, and continued through the day until 3pm. Also happening was the Mural Fest, centered on the Harris County High Meadows Library on Aldine Mail Route.

Featured were Chalk Artists, a Fashion Show, Floor Pianos, West African Drumming, a Chalk Car, Spoken Word Poety, Cosmo Bots, Power Tiles, Lion & Dragon Dance, Fashion Hats, Puppetry, Bollywood, Art Cars, Capoeta, and Gospel Zion choir.

Games for the public included Rubiks Cube, Kerplunk, and PinPress. East Aldine District awarded prizes.

Classes included Frida Kahlo, Pinata making, Rainsticks, and building a violin.

Kids and families were able to spend the whole day at the International Art Festival, and enjoy more: face painting, arts and crafts booths, tables, and classes, train rides, and moon walk.

Sponsors included the East Aldine District, Aldine ISD, HCSO, BakerRipley, Suvida Healthcare, and the East Aldine Arts Council. Planning for the event was by Alma DeAlejandro of the East Aldine District, with support from BakerRipley.