The Hollywood Arts Council celebrated their 27th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts with a salute to Paramount Pictures’ 100th birthday on the grounds of the historicHollywoodstudio this past Sunday, Aug. 12. DJ Casey McCabe of AMP Radio 97.1 FM served as Master of Ceremonies for the fun filled free event.
Nyla Arslanian, President of the Hollywood Arts Council, said: “We were thrilled to continue our tradition of presenting the 27th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts on the beautiful studio lot at Paramount Pictures. At this year’s Festival we paid tribute to Paramount Pictures for their 100th birthday in show business in thanks for the studio’s exemplary efforts and dedication in supporting and serving their local communities.”
A cake-decorating contest was held among local bakeries in the region on the theme of Paramount Pictures’ 100th birthday. Jovia and Norik Panos of Panos Pastry inHollywoodtook first place in the cake-decorating contest, with second and third place taken by Gabby Interiano of Raffinee Catering Events and Floral Designs of Culver City.
Performers in this year’s Festival included: Plaza de la Raza Folklorico, Stunt Kids of Hollywood, Russian Entertainment Unlimited, Jim Gamble Puppets, Korean Classical Music and Dance Company, and Nu Pan Groove. Workshop artists included: Jenny Nissenson, “Puppet Workshop”; Kids Art, “Drawing Tutorials”; Patty Sue Jones, “Japanese Wind Socks”; Howard Marshall, “Styrofoam Block Printing”; Quan Yen Trang, “Pet Butterflies”; Gayle Gale, “Fruit and Veggie Masks”; Nicola Vruwink, “Paper Pinwheels”; and Imani Afi, “Dream Catchers.” To learn more about the Hollywood Arts Council please visit hollywoodartscouncil.org.