The Indianapolis International Festival offers the public an opportunity to experience different cultures and learn more about various ethnic traditions.
This past November, the Indianapolis Art Center invited those who attended the festival to see the world through an artistic lens. After being a judge at the International Festival, Kat Toebes recognized not only a need to meet and serve diverse communities, but also for these communities to have access to free art activities while at the festival.
With support from a Focus 2020 grant, an
The final and most successful part of the booth was the art of making paper cranes. The festival also had a focus this year on Asia so the kids were very excited to learn more about the story of Sadako and her paper cranes. Through this project, 1,000 paper cranes were created for World Peace Day and then donated to
The International Festival was open for 4 days, Thursday and Friday exclusively for school groups which brought in over 30 kids to each activity making their booth a great success.
Kat said, “It helped give the festival a welcoming feel and hopefully gave