By Reyna Hurand
This article was previously published on www.flintside.com. Flintside is an online news magazine about the Flint region.
It was raining earlier—but now the sun is shining again at Art in the Park at Lake Callis, and people are admiring paintings under a tent near the beach, kids are laughing while playing on the splash pad, and others are making art of their very own.
Two little girls come over to show off their projects for Anna Schuller, one of the hosts of the event. They have Mason jars filled with colorful sand. Schuller has them stand together for a photo. They both proudly hold up their masterpieces and even after the photo, the large grins remain on their faces.
Schuller sits back down with a smile of her own. “That right there proves how much fun kids have with art,” she says. “It just brightens them up.”