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Otis College of Art and Design Second Annual Kite Festival

Posted on  April 10, 2013

Fly kites with Otis students, alumni and special guests!



The skies are clear and the wind is just right—what else is there to do but fly a kite? Don’t have one? Skip the store—this experience will be way more fun. Otis College of Art and Design will be holding its Second Annual Kite Festival this Sunday, April 14th at Santa Monica Beach.


Headlining this day of family fun and art is world-renowned kite maker, Tom Van Sant along with a special kite performance by acclaimed kite-makers, Melanie Walker and George Peters. Other special guests include kite-makers and flyers, Robert Stanfield, Ron Gibian and Jose Sainz.


Children from the organizations Urban Compass, Junior Blind of America, Children’s Bureau and St. Jude’s hospital will be bussed to the beach to create and fly their own lightweight kites. Throughout the day, Otis students and alumni will join everyone for a fun-filled day of kite flying, kite designing, caricature drawing, sand castle building and face painting.


According to the school’s press release, this day was created to bring families and communities throughout Los Angeles together with Otis College of Art and Design.


“This is a fantastic event for the whole family,” Richard Shelton, Director of Integrated Learning at Otis College of Art and Design said. “Kids will have an opportunity to work on their own creation and watch some truly inspiring kits take to the skies.”


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About Otis College of Art and Design

Founded in Los Angeles in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich the world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. The College offers an interdisciplinary education for 1200 full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in Advertising, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres and Toy Design; and MFA degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice and Writing. Continuing Education offers certificate programs as well as personal and professional development courses.




Date: Sunday,April 14, 2013

Location: Santa Monica Beach, north of the  Santa Monica Pier

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free

Parking: $8

For More Information: Call 310.846.2617




Stay Stylish by the Sea No place captures the spirit of Southern California like Santa Monica—and no building captures the spirit of Santa Monica like the distinctively Art Deco-styled Georgian Hotel. Original period details meet modern amenities at this refurbished California classic built in 1933. 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA; 310.395.9945

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