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Free program for budding young artists in Vicksburg



river kids after school art program
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Do you know a child who loves to color and draw? The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation may have just the right program to get their creative juices flowing.

The SCHF’s River Kids Program is a free after-school art program that begins August 22. Open to any elementary-school child in the 1st through the 6th grades, the program has space for 60 students, taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The classes are held every Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. for 13 weeks.

The foundation says River Kids is designed to encourage children to discover and develop their creative talents. It will expose creativity through drawing, painting, crafts, collage, ceramics, sculpture and many more exciting techniques. Karen Biedenharn and Ashleigh Holliday, experienced and accredited educators, will plan and teach each class.

The program is free, but does require a full semester commitment from parents. To register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at (601) 631-2997 or email

This program is supported by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and generous support of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg and various appropriations.

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