The Hannibal Arts Council will present the Wild & Wacky Art Adventure, a FREE hands-on arts festival for kids 3 to 12 and their families, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, August 1 in Hannibal’s Central Park. This year’s theme “UNPLUG: Get Creative!” will be packed with hands-on projects exploring the creative arts as an option of stepping away from technology and rediscovering creative play and activities via the arts.

Hands-on activities are the backbone of the event. This year’s theme-related projects will include annual favorites back by popular demand: Masterpiece T-Shirts, Photo Op and Friends of Historic Hannibal’s Box Town in addition to new projects of Crazy Critters – folded paper bookmarks, Mask It Off – masking tape and acrylic painting, Rock ‘N Roll – create your own pet rock, Swirly-Gigs – hanging spiral whirly-gig, Buddy Bracelet – gum wrapper chain bracelet, Hats Off – folded paper hat and sail boat, Un-Plug! – decorated electrical plates, Giant board games, Up-Cycle Bicycle Sculpture and Yoga for Kids!

The Hannibal Arts Council created the Wild & Wacky Art Adventure to provide positive and healthy activities in which parents and children can interact, work side by side, explore creativity, and in some ways strengthen the sense of family. In order for the event to be FREE, local businesses and organizations are sponsoring the event in partnership with the Hannibal Arts Council.

For more information on the Wild & Wacky Art Adventure on Saturday, August 1, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545 or, like their Facebook page, or go to their website at