Kids ArtsFest ’15

Play All Day! 

Join our playleaders for lots of great activities, crafts, and games throughout the day!  And that’s not all…  there’ll be balloon twisting and other fun too!

12 – 5 pm SCYAP Art-making

Join SCYAP’s art leaders at Caswell Art in the Park for a fun afternoon of crafts and mini art projects.

“Providing hope and the tools to succeed.” SCYAP Inc. is a charitable organization that meets the social, educational and economic needs of youth at risk through arts and culture.

SCYAP was established in 2001 to offer street-level, youth-oriented solutions to crime and unemployment by using an interest in visual art as the key to personal development and redirection towards a healthier and development and redirection towards a healthier and more productive life.

SCYAP’s programs give youth the opportunity to make a connection with the wider community and earn the recognition and confidence that comes with it.

12 – 5 pm Museum of Antiquities
The Museum of Antiquities will be running an ancient and medieval game tent at Art in the Park this year.  Kids will have the opportunity to learn the ancient Egyptian board game, Senet, which is a mix of luck and strategy. They will also be teaching kids how to play the Viking game Kubb, which is like a mixture of horseshoes and bowling, but with wooden blocks.

 The Museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan is a collection of both replica and original pieces from some of the most fascinating ancient cultures around the world. Experience the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the medieval era right here in Saskatoon! The Museum’s gallery is open six days a week and is admission by donation.  Along with the Museum’s gallery and tours they offer, they also have educational programming for children.  Offered September to May on the last Saturday of the month from 2:00-4:00pm, the Museum holds a drop-in program called “Hands-On History Crafternoons” developed for kids ages 4-9 which involves a story from an ancient culture and an accompanying craft. Best of all, the Hands-On History Crafternoons are free! During the summer, the Museum switches gears and offers summer camps for kids ages 6-12.  Six weeks of camps are offered over the course of the summer and during each week, the kids learn about life and culture in ancient and medieval times.  Check out the Museum’s website: or follow them on Facebook to keep up on what programs and events they have on offer!

1:45 pm Wacky Wizard Comedy Magic Show

Weldon, the Wacky Wizard has just inherited his wizard uncle’s treasure chest, which is full of the mystery and magic of the universe.

The fun starts as marvelous illusions appear one after the other, confounding everyone, because the Wacky Wizard hasn’t the foggiest idea how it all works, so the children in the audience are obliged to coach and instruct him!

Magic presented in the funniest and most delightful way, like you have never seen before!

BendyTwistyBalloons by Piper

 From swords to snakes, and flowers to fairy wings, Piper’s squeaky, squishy, bendy, twisty skills have been featured at Meewasin’s Founders Day, Trails Day, Marr Harvest Fair,  Ukrainian Day in the Park, Canadian Parents for French Carnavale, Rayna’s Day of Play, Saskatoon Fringe, Heritage Festival of Saskatoon, and this will be her 6th year at Art in the Park!

Piper began twisting balloons at the age of 7 and will be twisting for balloon fans young and old at various times throughout the afternoon!