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This Sunday: Richmond Children's Art Fair Presents Multicultural Music, Dance, and Crafts

This Sunday: Richmond Children's Art Fair Presents Multicultural Music, Dance, and Crafts
Photos: Courtesy of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center
By Nikki Collister - Published on June 03, 2016.

This Sunday, the Richmond District Neighborhood Center (RDNC) will come alive with music and dance as it celebrates its 29th annual Multicultural Children's Art Fair.

Held in the RDNC's courtyard, the fair is geared toward families but is free and open to all. It's run entirely by RDNC staff and volunteers, and aims to bring together neighbors of all ages and backgrounds for an afternoon of entertainment, food, crafts, and games. 

Each year, the fair hosts a series of performances by local youth groups representing various RDNC programs, including the Richmond District After School Collaborative and the Richmond Village BeaconPrevious years' performances have included hip hop and hula dancing; this year, featured groups will focus on flamenco and Chinese folk dance.

Additionally, the fair will feature artwork from members of the Multicultural Children's Art Program (MCAP). The program provides weekly workshops led by Bay Area artists, which introduce young children to a variety of traditional and contemporary art cultures, from Mexico to India to Africa.

If you're interested in enrolling a child, the program has room. "Most children in the MCAP arts workshops are from the Richmond District neighborhood," says Michelle Cusano, executive director of the RDNC. "But we encourage anyone to attend from any neighborhood." 

To learn more about the programs offered at the RDNC—and to support your young and talented neighbors—head over to 741 30th Avenue between 11am and 2pm this Sunday.