Fun with cardboard boxes at Waterfall Arts
BELFAST — On Saturday, January 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Waterfall Arts will present the 4th Annual AAAH: C.B.A.R.F. (Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun): a community art party that's all about building with cardboard boxes! Kids and adults will work together, armed with packing tape, to turn a huge collection of recycled boxes from area businesses into whatever structures arise. The main event and large scale construction will take place in the downstairs Fallout Shelter performance space. New this year, the Bridge Studio will be open for younger children that might prefer building on a smaller scale with materials perfectly suited for little hands.
"Messing around with cardboard boxes isn't far from what artists are doing in their studios here, " says Bridget Matros, Waterfall Arts' Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator. "It's the whole creative process at work: imagination, problem solving, skills development, experimentation... plus, everything from social skills to engineering know-how develop when kids are making stuff and pretending."
AAAH: C.B.A.R.F. is a free event for artists of all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult – they will need a hand with tape! Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in downtown Belfast. For more information, visit www.waterfallarts.org or call (207)-338-2222.
Throughout the year, All Ages Art Happenings (AAAH) events engage area youth and families through community-building "art parties" with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages. AAAH events are led by Bridget Matros, Waterfall Art's Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator. The Youth & Family Outreach Program is made possible by local business sponsor, The Green Store. Additional support is provided by foundations such the Onion Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors.
Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, open community studios (clay, print, and darkroom photography), public art projects, and more.