LOS ALAMOS ARTS COUNCIL NEWS
Los Alamos Arts Council and Fuller Lodge Art Center are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Virtual Kite Festival this July. Sponsored by New Mexico Consortium, the Virtual Kite Festival will allow the community to make kites at home, and fly at their leisure. Kite Kits will be available on Thursday, July 9 at the Farmers Market by Ashley Pond.
Kits will include almost everything needed to make a kite- the sail, the struts, and all the pieces to hold it together, as well as the bridle and fly line. Included in the kit will be a form to reach the video that has been produced by PAC 8. The video contains instructions on how to build your kite, demonstrations on how to decorate your kite, kite safety, and some fun and useful kite history. Thank you to our partners at Fuller Lodge Art Center, PEEC, especially Aimee and Ian, and Los Alamos Historical Society for helping make the videos. The only thing not included is a one-hole punch needed for securing the bridle to the kite. LAAC will also have a limited number of DVDs available for those without an internet connection.
The first 80 visitors to the booth at the Farmers Market will receive a special gift, to help with the creativity of kite building and decoration. This unique gift was made possible by donor Howard Granzow!
After kites are built and decorated, Los Alamos Arts Council wants to see your designs! Please send pictures of your kites to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them to social media on the LAAC Facebook and Instagram pages with the hashtag #2020LosAlamosKiteFestival. We will be collecting photos to show off all the work the community has put into their art.
The weather for the next few days looks perfect for kite flying. Kits are limited, so come pick up your kit on Thursday, and this weekend, we can all “Go Fly a Kite!”