CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO—Friday, February 1st, from 4 to 8 PM, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri invites you to attend a reception for the 19th Annual Children’s Arts Festival. This much-loved exhibit, which features visual art pieces and poetry by children from thirty-two (32) regional schools, will be on display until February 23rd.


Introduced in the year 2000, the Children’s Arts Festival was developed as a way to showcase what local art teachers and their students are doing in their classrooms.

The show is juried and the top eight (8) entries from each grade level, from 3rd through 8th, are featured in a published booklet distributed at the event. The 19th Annual Children’s Arts Festival also features student poetry. Students were prompted to write a poem about “Memories.” One winner will be selected from each grade level for this category as well.

Cookies, milk and juice boxes will be provided for guests, courtesy of Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s, respectively.

Thank you to the local sponsors of this event: Walmart, Sam’s Club, Southeast Health, Real Rock 99.3, First Missouri State Bank, PDQ, BNSF Railway, Horst Pharmacy, Cape Radiology Group, and Larry Rhodes, Mortgage Banker of Commerce Bank.

Please join us by viewing and celebrating the 19th Annual Children’s Arts Festival at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, located at 16B North Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau. The gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday, 10 AM – 6PM.

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