Jonathan Morgan Heit and More to Appear at Hollywood Art Council's 29th Annual Children's Festival of the Arts, 8/10
Actors Jonathan Morgan Heit (Date Night; Valentine's Day; Bedtime Stories); Aly Mawji (Silicon Valley; Parks and Recreation; Grey's Anatomy) and Satya Vanii (Natasha Meet Janice; Cut; Co-ed Scandal) will represent the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's BookPALS as "storytime readers" at the Hollywood Arts Council's 29th Annual FREE Children's Festival of the Arts to be held at Paramount Pictures, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038 this Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 12-Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Additional new celebrity names just announced who will attend the event include: soccer star Rob Friend (Forward for the LA Galaxy); Sami Autry (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day); Dante Brown (Won't Back Down; America; Mockingbird Lane); Dusan Brown (42; About a Boy; I Heart Shakey); Jayda Brown (Christmas in Compton; The Best Man Holiday); Molly Jackson (Thor: The Dark World; Puss in Boots; Mr. Peabody & Sherman); Kamil McFadden (Rise of the Guardians; Grown Ups 2); Aliyah Royale (KT2 News; The Get Away; One Small Step); Louis Stancil (The Stream; Witch's Brew); Sophia Strauss (Gangster Squad; The Lincoln Lawyer; Little Fockers; Just Another Lost Soul; Bukowski); Victoria Strauss (The Fosters; iCarly; The New Muppet Movie) and Lauren Suthers (Teen Choice Awards 2013; Radio Disney Music Awards; Teens Wanna Know).
Hosted by Casey McCabe of AMP Radio 97.1 FM, the event will feature 50 celebrities from film and television, eight performance groups and 10 art workshops, including very special appearances by Bugs Bunny of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Cotton Top Tamarin, the official mascot of the Los Angeles Zoo. The Festival is partially funded by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, along with generosity of 15 other sponsors.
Food and drinks will be available for sale at the event. Enter at Bronson Gate, where there will be ample free parking on site. For more information, call 323-871-2787 or visit online at www.hollywoodartscouncil.org. The Hollywood Arts Council can also be reached at www.facebook.com/HwArtsCouncil.
The Children's Festival is a celebration of the arts and culture in Hollywood. Festivities will include performances featuring a variety of music, dance and entertainment from around the world for all ages. An assortment of art workshops led by professional artists will provide children with the opportunity to create their own art pieces as souvenirs. The event will include the appearances of child film and television celebrities, face painters and strolling costumed characters. "This wonderful non-commercial event has become a family tradition," according to HAC executive director Shauna McClure. "People whose parents brought them to the festival in the past are now bringing their own kids." Child film and television celebrities sign autographs and hang out with their fans at the Festival. There will be a Step and Repeat banner On The Red Carpet in the lobby of the Paramount Theatre where kids can have their photos taken with their favorite celebrities.
The Hollywood Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is an action-oriented organization that works for the benefit of the Hollywood community through the arts. Founded in 1978 to insure that the arts play a vital role in the revitalization plans then underway, the Hollywood Arts Council has been providing service to the Hollywood community, and artists and arts organizations working in Hollywood for 36 years.
Strongly linked to the Council's purpose to promote, nurture and support the arts is the belief that the arts revitalize people as well as communities. The annual Children's Festival of the Arts, now in it's 29th year, is held annually on the second Sunday of each August at Paramount Pictures. Project S.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), the Council's arts workshops program, brings free performing and visual arts instruction and performances to thousands of children and their families every year.
The Council also created the Annual Awards Luncheon "The Charlies" to honor individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the arts and Hollywood. Through the years, the Council has spearheaded many community arts projects. It also serves as a catalyst convening artists and arts organizations addressing issues of concern. Most recently it introduced the Stayin' Live initiative to address the loss of live theatre space in Hollywood. The Council promotes Hollywood's performing arts with a daily calendar of arts activities published in Discover Hollywood magazine and on its website www.hollywoodartscouncil.org.