Crossing Arts Alliance offers free creativity kits

The Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd will offer free creativity kits to engage young artists in the community.

Creativity Kits for children inside The Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd.
The Crossing Arts will hand out its monthly creativity kits from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.
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BRAINERD — The Crossing Arts Alliance will distribute creativity kits 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, on tables inside the Crossing Arts building, 711 Laurel St., downtown Brainerd.

This month's projects are mixed media collage and an introduction to Henri Matisse and the concept of painting with scissors.

Creativity kits are free to the public. The kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The kits were funded by a donation in the loving memory of Luke and Jhonna Loftis.

For more information, contact the nonprofit art center at 218-833-0416 or .

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