ART CONTEST

This year, we were preparing to launch the festival’s art contest in April, asking children to respond to the prompt, “where would you want to go visit in Italy?”

Things are a little different now.

Children are invited to submit their very own “andrà tutto bene” illustration. “Andrà tutto bene” means “everything will be okay.” Since March, children across Italy have been sharing photos of their rainbow artwork, emblazoned with this message of hope and positivity.

Let’s join them.

“WHERE THE SPIRIT DOES NOT WORK WITH THE HAND, THERE IS NO ART.”

Leonardo da Vinci

We encourage children and youth ages 4-17 to submit their creations to continue this message of hope and community. Your submissions will be featured on social media: Tag us!

The deadline to submit is Tuesday, June 9, 2020. After all the entries are received, a judging committee will select the winners. 

To make this accessible for all, we ask that all artwork be made on a standard letter size paper (8.5”x11”). Children and youth can use pencil crayons, paints, pastels, or mixed media. Take a photo with your artwork and submit it along with a completed form

LIVE BEDTIME STORIES

Strega Nona is an award-winning series of children’s books written and illustrated by American-Italian author Tomie dePaola (1934-2020).

Set in Calabria, in southern Italy, the books tell the stories of Strega Nona or “Grandma Witch”. She is known throughout her home village for her numerous, magical remedies.

Click here for the full list of bedtime story events.