The first annual art festival was held on August 3 and was enjoyed by over 250 participants!

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 This event aimed to enrich the lives of youth by introducing them to different forms of expressions. Hosted by Arts Street, the Boog A Loo was a collaboration of various organizations from all disciplines of art including music, visual arts, architecture, and more. All activities were interactive and engaged the youth in new and innovative ways. Arts Street was able to secure the McNichols Event Center on Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00am-3:00pm free of charge due to its community based mission.

The Boog A Loo project gave young people and their families the opportunity to enjoy art to the fullest. About 250 people came and stayed throughout the day. The most enjoyed activites were film, sticky note mural, rock painting , digital music composing, recycled material art, face-painting, cardboard architecture, and spoken word. The 20 organizations that were there provided a wide variety of great activities for the youth.

Thanks to the youth apprentices at Arts Street who help advertise the Boog A Loo event through YourHub, Denver Post, 9News, Asian Avenue, and also by handing out flyers throughout the Denver community.

The event center remained active, bustling, and lively throught the day with coloring , playing, and building inside , and food graffiti , and chalk art outside . Even outside with the food truck, graffiti, and chalk art, there were many young children that drew and enjoyed their meal. Next year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. Save the date! Thanks to all the organizations that offered activities. We hope this is the first of many annual projects to come.

The organizations that participated in the first annual Boog-A-Loo Festival .

Access Gallery/ VSA Chalk Art
Art Students League Watercolor, sticky note mural, coloring
Arts Street  Cardboard Architecture
Art From Ashes Spoken Word
Buntport Theater Theater Workshop
College in Colorado College Information
Dinosaur Ridge Fossil Kits
Museum of Miniature Dolls and Toys Doll house exhibitions
Emily Griffith- Film and TV Division Create your own movie
Flobots Music Production
Gold Crown Stop Motion Films
Gold Crown Enrichment Graffiti Mural
Circo de Nada Shadow puppets
Parker Arts Council Coloring bookmarks
Playground Ensemble Interactive live music
RAFT Recycled material art
School of Breaking Hip-hop dance
Spoke N’ Motion Integrated dancing (able + disabled dancing)
Urbiculture/Gabriel’s Garden Painting rocks
Doggs Food Carts Deal for hot dogs and nachos


Photos from first annual Boog-A-Loo



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