Bring the family Nov. 7 to the Lone Star College-CyFair Center for the Arts for a lively and interactive morning Nature and Art Walk for Scholarships before joining in the annual Cy-Fest fun at the 9191 Barker Cypress campus.
Come at 8 a.m. for some hot chocolate, tea and coffee, then choose an 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. guided tour. The walk begins and ends at the Art building and finishes in time to enjoy the free family festivities from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cy-Fest.
“We are excited to offer this walk event as an opportunity to showcase our beautiful campus as well as the talent of our students in conjunction with the 11th annual Cy-Fest the community knows so well,” said Heidi Scanio, Fine Arts Coordinator.
The nature walk encompasses a roughly 1.5 mile route through the Barker Cypress campus, lakes and nature trails. Along the way, walkers can not only learn about the college’s Katy Prairie Restoration Area and performing arts venues, but they can hear several performance ensembles and young walkers can enjoy a scavenger hunt. In addition, all walkers can participate in creating a community art mobile installation made of 1,000 paper cranes.
“The Scholarship Nature and Art Walk is also a fund-raising effort to support visual and performing arts students nurture their talents and succeed in their academic and career goals,” said Scanio. “All proceeds are earmarked for student scholarships.”
Tickets for the nature walk are $5 per person and walkers can also buy a string of paper cranes for $5 to hang on the art installation. Walk tickets and paper cranes can be purchased in advance online at LoneStar.edu/BoxOffice or at the box office Saturday morning.
For event information, call 281.290.3956.