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Kids’ art show sparks creativity for fest

Published 10:54pm Tuesday, July 24, 2012

An interactive art show will be presented this weekend at Dowagiac’s Summer in the City Festival by Frame of Mind Custom Framing and Art Gallery on Front Street.

Hosted by the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce, Summer in the City presents 78 hours of vocal and instrumental entertainment and dance, an array of family events and the acclaimed Steve’s Run of Southwestern Michigan College.

The event opens Thursday and runs through Saturday.

“Festival organizers are pleased to welcome Frame of Mind Custom Framing and Art Gallery, owned and operated by Helen Mooreman, who will oversee this year’s  interactive children’s art event,” said Vickie Phillipson, Chamber of Commerce and DDA program director.

Presented as a free attraction, Mooreman said children of all ages are encouraged to participate in the hands-on art show, as they release their inner creativity.

Frame of Mind and the Chamber of Commerce will provide drawing paper and crayons for children to use.

Now in its 27th year, the three-day summer gala was underwritten by fine art grants from St. Denys Foundation and The Pokagon Fund, totaling $15,000; and donations received from Baymont Inn and Suites, Dr. Charles Burling and Dr. Jon Gillesby, Creative Vinyl Signs, Family Fare, Leader Publications, Lyons Industries, Dr. Alan Montgomery, Southwestern Michigan College and from the Passaro, Kahne and Taylor Law Office of Benton Harbor.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.DowagiacChamber.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at (269) 782-8212.

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