Santa Monica Kite Festival Set For April 14 And 15

Sunday, 8 Apr 2012, 1:38:00 AM

Mirror Staff

Entrance to the Kite Festival is free.
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Entrance to the Kite Festival is free.

Otis will hold its first Annual Kite Festival directly north of the Santa Monica Pier next weekend, April 14 and 15, from noon to 5 p.m.

The event was created as a celebration of all kites for families and communities throughout Los Angeles. Children from Urban Compass, the Junior Blind of America and St Jude Children’s Hospital will create and fly their own lightweight kites. Tom Van Sant (MFA ’57), world-renowned artist and creator of this event, will fly many of his famous kites.

Tom will be joined by fellow noted kite artists from the western United States.

Entrance to the Kite Festival is free and parking at the Pier Lot is $8.

Richard Shelton is the Director of Integrated Learning at Otis College of Art and Design.

Otis is the oldest private art institution in Los Angeles, and enrolls 1200 undergraduate and

graduate students annually.

Otis’ mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision.

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