INDIA ASSOCIATION of CHARLOTTE - Announcement of FOI Glimpses

INDIA ASSOCIATION of CHARLOTTE    Announcement of FOI Glimpses     11-02-2021

As we indicated in our Press Release of 8/23/2021, that after Charlotte Center City Partners decided to postpone all events under the Charlotte SHOUT initiative this year, we followed their lead and decided to cancel our Festival of India, that we had rescheduled for September 25, 2021 at the Gateway Village Uptown.

FOI is a sheer labor of love for our all volunteer team, and we have been heartened by the continuing support and encouragement of all our ardent sponsors.

Even though we were very disappointed, our team is passionate about our mission, and were clamoring to persevere, and they have been working hard on a virtual "Glimpses of the Festival of India" event, based on the theme of celebrating a very popular Indian festival called Diwali. We are delighted to present a video recording of that live event here at: 

https://youtu.be/yulv6AQjr7g

Hope you enjoy the video presentation and walk away with a tiny glimpse of our rich cultural heritage? In the process, we also take pride in keeping the spirit of Festival of India alive here, and are committed to continuing our annual festival Uptown, next Fall. We pledge to keep you informed as we start planning for that early next year, and will keep you updated with the latest on this website.

We invite children to participate in creative expression with help from experienced artists. The end product will be an artifact with an Indian-American theme. Rice flour will be used as a medium to create intricate designs.

Guidelines 

  • Participants to be between ages of 5 - 15 years
  • Each participant to work on only one entry
  • Each activity will be limited to 5-10 minutes.
  • Participants will be provided with basic crafty item and all the necessary art supply. 
  • Participants will be guided thru simple steps to design one’s own personalized piece. And encouraged to let their young & creative imagination run wild!
  • Participants get to take away their artistic creation as a “Souvenir” from the Festival of India.

Schedule

  • Kid's Corner will be located outdoors (on the Greens)

Registration Process

    • No Online registration required
    • Its First come First create/decorate basis
    • More than 300 crafty items for young minds