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Art Walk Family Day colors kids' worlds

Marie Havenga • Oct 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and more.

Kids concocted colorful creations on canvas Saturday during Art Walk's Family Day on a blocked-off portion of First Street between Washington and Columbus.

After hanging their finished products on a clothesline, kids and their families dined on hot dogs, chili dogs, chips and fruit snacks while listening to tunes from singer/songwriter Jessica in the Rainbow.

Dina Breidenstein of Ferrysburg, helped her children, Elliott, 9, Graham, 7 and Vivien, 5 glue together an art piece from wood.

Breidenstein said she and her family headed downtown to the farmer's market, unaware of the Art Walk family event.

When she stopped nearby to ship a package, she noticed the colorful street gathering.

“It's a beautiful day, “ Breidenstein said. “It's great to get the kids out and engaging in art.”

Maya VanderPloeg, 6, of Spring Lake Township, posed for a photo of her colorful painting, which included a snowflake in the middle.

When her grandma, Yvonne Viera, said that Maya “wants to be an artist,” the little girl corrected her.

“I am an artist,” Maya said.

Harper Brusveen, 2, of Spring Lake Township, painted a sun and bird on her canvas, with the the help of her dad, Kolton.

“She loves to draw,” Kolton said. “It's super fun. It's been a perfect day so far.”

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