Last week, the Kanabec History Center hosted a free Summer Art collaborative project for the kids of Kanabec County. 

Five picnic tables on the History Center’s campus were transformed into works of art. The young artists worked together to map out designs on the tables with painter’s tape and then colored the remaining spaces with recycled paint. 

The young artists were also given a lesson as to the importance of collaboration and the ways we can achieve it. The kids loved working together to create art, and are very excited for the community to see their designs hoping there will be many checkers and tic-tac-toe tournaments with the boards they painted on two tabletops. 

This collaborative project was initiated by Julia Gams - KHC employee, and led by summer art teachers Kelly Gams, Shannon Long and Kizzy Hamilton. 

 This event would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of community members donating paint, the board members of the Kanabec History Center helping to get the picnic tables paint-ready, and the 22 amazing artists who participated in refreshing this little bit of history.

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