Here are a few of the photos from our 4th Annual Paintfest! This year's theme was Paintfest: Around the World. There was a fantastic variety of painting activities to choose from revolving around art in various countries. Over 160 children participated this year! Yet it never seemed crowded and I want to really thank all of those who spent the past two months planning this event and especially those who were able to join us and pitch in the day of the event.
A huge thank you goes, as always, to The Arc Otsego for the loan of their building (and for allowing us to get crazy with the paint in their rooms and hallways)! They've baked a lot of cookies for the kids and a big thank you goes to them on that account as well.
We had a lot of enthusiastic help from Oneonta Job Corps volunteers and the OHS Art Honor Society! One volunteer left us a note: 'Today I felt like a child again and I never thought that it would ever happen, thankyou.'
Of course, we couldn't do this without our Paintfest veterans, core volunteers and local artists - thanks again!
Our Paintfest sponsors this year include:
A & D Transport
The Arc Otsego
Central New York Radio Group
CSEA Workers through-out Otsego County
In Memory of Susan T. Miller
Insurance Professionals of Chenango Valley (IPCV)
Tom and Amy Pondolfino
The Rissberger Family
The Tubia Family
Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta
Catskill Mountain Embroidery and Screenprinting
Donated funds and services made it possible to provide t-shirts to all of the participants, and to keep our dream alive. Thanks for making all that we do possible!