3rd Annual Back to School Culture Fest

Sat Sep 07 2024 at 11:30 am to 05:30 pm UTC-06:00

Knobhill Urban Arts District | Colorado Springs

Miss Vanessa\u2019s Piano Studio
Publisher/HostMiss Vanessa’s Piano Studio
3rd Annual Back to School Culture Fest
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On Saturday, September 7, 2024, Lil Miss Story Hour will partner with Knob Hill Urban Arts District to host their 3rd Annual Back to School Culture Fest!
We will celebrate the beautiful culture and heritage representing of all of our community members through stories, storytelling, and a variety of art forms. We will bring the heart of Knob Hill Urban Arts District to life for one magical day with live art, workshops, speakers, vendors, food trucks, a silent art auction, giveaways, and more.
In particular, this event aims to welcome our children back to school with a Lil Miss Story Hour kids corner, that will include a chalk festival; an anti-bullying workshop with Dr. Juliana Deans; story times with Lil' Miss Story Hour; puppets courtesy of Katy Williams Design; a Theatre Across Borders theatrical performance; S.T.E.A.M. activities courtesy of Theatre Across Borders and Pikes Peak Children's Museum; a petting zoo courtesy of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's ZOOMobile Program; face painting with Irishimo Graves; an art experience with Kay Gaynor (Momoxoart); a Karate seminar/demonstration courtesy of Universal Kempo Cimarron Hills and East Central Kempo Karate; and an outdoor workshop.
A backpack full of school supplies will be given to every child in grades PreK-3 through 6th attending this event! Additionally, free haircuts will be available courtesy of Sunday Barber Co. for kiddos aged 4 and up between 1pm and 3:30pm. Haircuts will be first come first served, so get to the event early!
Among some of our entertainers will be Colorado Springs-based hiphop sensations, the Reminders; Denver-based band, Willow Tree Trio; Colorado Springs-Based Indian Classical Dance instructor and performer, Tejas Hemsell; Chicago-based DJ, MC, singer, performer, and owner of Seven Sun Art, DJ3sixty5; DJ, Poet, & Event Organizer, Christopher Beasley; Ballet Folklorica dancers; and the Sweetwater Powwow group!
Among some of our guest speakers will be Mayor Mobolade (still to be confirmed) and Para Olympic Athlete, Madison Champion (still to be confirmed).
This year we will be adding a Fitness Corner to our festival, so dress to get fit! There will be Zumba Class with Fitness with Natilia and Leona Abdullah Ward of In-Balance Studios; L;ive, and Heatlh Nut Fitness (Alicia Nolan); and (still to be confirmed is Get Movin' PT (Ladonna Reed); ).
Some of our amazing Colorado Springs-based vendors and nonprofits this year will include Inside Out Youth Services, Ent Center for the Arts, The Hause Collective, Eco Village, Vinyl & Patties, Three Sticks Mafia; the Sachs Foundation; Underline; Pikes Peak Arts Council; Universal Kempo Cimarron Hills; East Central Kempo Karate; Seven Sun Art; Theatreworks; Platte Collections; and Katy Williams Design.
Among our food trucks this year, we will have Addy's Fry Bread and Conrad's Flava Fusion.
We will have a live mural art painting this year by Denver-based artist and muralist, Ratha Sok.
Mark your calendars and bring the whole family to celebrate Colorado Springs' art in the heart of Knob Hill and welcome our kiddos back to school! Our headlining performers, Colorado Springs-based hiphop sensations, the Reminders, will perform from 4:15pm to 5:30pm!
Special thanks to the 3rd Annual Back to School Culture Fests Official Sponsors, Underline: Intelligent Community Infrastructure; the Sachs Foundation; Strub-Heer Fund; Michelle Burke; and Erin Bergquist!
This event would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors and donors: Nicole Decker; Joe & Arun Sambataro; Iara Palacios; Jason Little; Danielle Little; The Ramsey Family; Lisa Pence; Sarah Lucille; Meredith Elrod; Jackson Hindman; Daya Stanley; Kat Kelley; Nicole Frazier; Barbara Cullington; Michelle Burke; The Branford Family; Nancy Rios; Jennifer Yancey; Richard Castonguay; Whitley Hadley; Karen Mitchell; Belinda Ball-Delfin; Erin Bergquist­ ; Nithin Coca; Brianne Smith; Charles VanLandingham; Tim Davis ; The Maroney Family; Catherine Shelton; Chris Beasley; The McCluskey Family; Lisa Simmons; Marcella MacIntyre; Melissa Law; Mercedes Perez; Lisa Reid; Reta Muasau; Joy Jenkins; The Ralston Family; Eileen Creates; Ladarius Tennyson; Kapow Comics & Coffee; Bonbonbombardier; Cinemark; Restorative Healing; Eclectic CO; SunWater Spa; Miss Vanessa's Piano Studio; Jibwa Studios; Lee's Spirits; Soluna Mind & Body; and Krisleen Photography.

ADMISSION INFO
Free

DONATION INFO
Individuals wishing to support this event through donations may do so via any of the following links:
Venmo: @lil-miss-story-hour (note: Back to School Culture Fest)
PayPal: paypal.me/bettiethebookworm (note: Back to School Culture Fest)
Cashapp: $nesscapades (note: Back to School Culture Fest)
Donorbox: https://donorbox.org/lil-miss-story-hour-winter-funraiser
For more information about this event, please visit lilmissstoryhour.com, email Vanessa Little at [email protected], or message Vanessa Little at @lilmissstoryhour on Instagram.
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