ARDMORE, OK--School may be out but that does not mean learning has to be thanks to an event in Ardmore.
Visual arts ministry leader Traci Martin said art programs have been cut from dozens of public schools across the county and that is why the Christ Community Church hosted the very first Kids Art Day at Ardmore's central park.
"Unfortunately arts are taking a big cut in the schools It's something that not a priority like it has been in the past, were hoping that by doing an event like this its exposing kids to art at an early age and they can just enjoy it and figure out how fun it can be" said Martin.
Church members said the free event was funded by the community and gave kids a chance to enjoy live entertainment, face painting, and craft making.
"I made a bracelet and I painted some stuff there is some paint you put in a bucket with paper and it makes it all colorful" said Chasity Boston.
Parents said they appreciate events that help fuel the imaginations of their children.
"Art is amazing and my daughter loves it and its makes her imagination go crazy and awesome" said Savannah Martin.
Organizers said they hope Kids Art Day helped spark an interest in the arts and that children will continue to express themselves through their works.
"Just seeing all the kids paint and everything being creative and things like that makes me want to use my mind and draw stuff" said Caleb Manning.
The Christ Community Church said they hope to make kids art day an annual event.