Día del Niño “KiDDay” Festival


Did you know that in Mexico there is a day dedicated to children, much like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day? Well, on Saturday, June 1, La Raza Galería Posada will bring that tradition to the States, honoring children with its first-ever Día del Niño “KiDDay” Festival. It takes place at the Miller Art Complex, 2700 Front St., and includes workshops (chalk-art and create-a-garden to name two), the unveiling of a community mural and performances by children’s dance groups, a children’s chorus and more. Be sure to check out the artwork inside the Galería, including that of 7-year-old painter extraordinaire Cameron Villa. Villa has been selling his paintings professionally for a number of years now (the word “number” being relative as Villa is, after all, only 7) and he will be on hand hosting informal painting workshops, creating quick, spontaneous art pieces and encouraging young attendees to express their own creativity. (Can’t make the festival, but still want to check out Villa’s work? His exhibit, “Cameron and His Paintbrush,” will be showing until Aug. 1.) The festival runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free for children younger than 12 and $5 for everyone 12 and older. Parking is free.

What: Dia del Niño “KiDDay” Festival
When: Saturday, June 1, from 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Miller Art Complex, 2700 Front St., Sacramento
Cost: $5; free for children younger than 12