Children’s Art & Literacy Festival Coming to Abilene

Children’s Art & Literacy Festival Coming to Abilene

The colorful website for the Children’s Art & Literacy Festival in Abilene – which drew nearly 3,000 people from all over Texas and beyond last year – is re-designed each year to match the artwork of the illustrator being honored. We have launched the David Shannon themed CALF 2015 website and registration is now open! See attached news release for details.The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council is proud to host the CALF, a beloved summer tradition since 2012. The festival draws people from all over Texas and{{more}}beyond. It’s an opportunity to showcase our art groups, beautiful historic downtown Abilene and to promote art and literacy. The theme each year is inspired by the summer artist on exhibit at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, also located in downtown Abilene. This year, we celebrate the work of author and illustrator David Shannon. David was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Spokane, Wash. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., and then moved to New York. His awards include the Caldecott Honor for “No, David!” and The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year for “How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball.” David is a passionate baseball fan and softball player. He and his wife live in Los Angeles with Fergus, their 18-year-old Westie.