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Fourth Annual Otis Kite Festival at SM Beach: Family Event


Otis College of Art and Design will host its fourth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, April 11, 2015, from 10am to 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $12 for all day access.

Headlining a day of flying kites and other inflatables will be world-renowned kite artists Tyrus Wong, George Peters, Melanie Walker, Jose Sainz, Ali Fujino, and Ron Gibian.

A special workshop for kids focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) will integrate California Common Core requirements in Science with instruction in Art and Design. Kids will learn about the physics of flight, climate and wind, sustainable materials, and color theory while designing and decorating their own unique kites.

The festival will take place directly north of the Santa Monica Pier, parking will be provided at the Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot for a fee of $12. Parking is available at public city lots and at the Pier. Entrance to the kite festival is free.

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