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Kids get creative at Ballard Commons Park with free art lessons


On June 3, local artist Blanca Santander held her first “Park in the Heart” kids craft table in Ballard Commons Park. With temperatures in the 80s, the park was full of children and families playing in the popular spraypark. The craft table offered a great place for kids to take a break in the shade and get creative!

Families were happy to learn that “Park in the Heart” will be bringing free art lessons to kids at Ballard Commons Park every Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 19. “We’re definitely going to be regulars!” said one excited parent. The art lessons provide a place for kids to have fun playing with colors and materials while exploring a different and exciting theme every Friday.

The series is being funded by the new Put the Arts in Parks program, made possible by the Seattle Park District. Put the Arts in Parks is funding 39 outdoor arts and culture projects in parks around the city this summer in conjunction with the Office of Arts & Culture. All events are free and open to the public. Click here to download the summer brochure.