Saturday, November 28, 2020

Art Truck Plans Upcoming ‘Truck Stops’ for the Tykes

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s Oxford Art Truck will be making stops at several community gatherings this spring.
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s Oxford Art Truck will be making stops at several community gatherings this spring.

Always on the cutting edge of creative programming, Andi Bedworth and her Art To Go – Art Truck is teaming with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council; cranking up and heading to a convenient local gathering and location near you.

The Arts Truck – part of local artist Andi Bedsworths’s Art To Go mobile art studio – offers art classes throughout the North Mississippi region. She launched the Art Truck as a supporter of all things art in Lafayette County.

YAC Director Wayne Andrews  Photo by Jeff McVay
YAC Director Wayne Andrews
Photo by Jeff McVay
“Working with Andi Bedsworth, who was starting a mobile education program, was a perfect partnership,” YAC Director Wayne Andrews said. “YAC funds free programs and we wanted to take art to where the kids are located.”

The Arts Truck arrives with all the supplies, tools and materials to host what can only be called a mini art camp. The experience is free to all participants and designed to engage the entire family.

The program, geared mostly for kids over the age of 3, is designed to introduce art activities for kids at community gatherings around town.

The truck and its capable organizers allow children to experiment with new art techniques and media by offering fun and simple projects that they can personally design and keep to take home.

kids art

Parents are asked to accompany their kids during these upcoming truck stops:

Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Square Alliance Open House
Stop by for Easter fun on the Courthouse lawn on the Oxford Square.

Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Party in the Park
This annual party at Avent Park will feature fun activities for children.

Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Excel by 5 Excelebration!
Excelebration takes place at the Jackson Avenue Center located at 1111 Jackson Avenue West. Children under the age of 5 are encouraged to drop in with their parents to design a simple art project that they can keep and take home.

For more information, visit YAC online at OxfordArt.com.


Jeff McVay is a staff writer and graphic designer for Hottytoddy.com. He can be reached at jeff.mcvay@hottytoddyarchive.com

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