The inaugural Art Festival for Missions will take place at Kendall United Methodist Church (KUMC) on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Located in the Village of Pinecrest at 7600 SW 104 St., the church’s art festival will be a celebration of art and family conducted to support KUMC’s missions. Reverend Ruben Velasco, senior pastor, saod he is excited with all the possibilities for this first-time event and its purpose.
“It’s to reach out to the community and have people get together and have fun, as well as to raise money to help others,” Rev. Velasco said. “It’s not to raise funds for the church. Fully 100 percent of the funds that we raise will go to support our mission projects to help those in the community.”
That includes organizations like Branches Inc., Chapman Partnership Homeless Shelter and Services, Habitat for Humanity and International Aid Relief.
The one day event will feature approximately 80 of the finest painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. The festival also will offer artist demonstrations, live music, a car show with about 40 Volkswagen cars on display as well as motorcycles and a miniature train display. There will be fun activities for children with a dunk tank, face painting and other things, run by the pre-school staff. There’ll be local food vendors, a silent auction and more.
It is intended to be fun for the whole family. There is free admission and free parking. For information call 305-667-0343.