On Saturday, September 10, OZ Arts Nashville will be hosting their third annual Family Day, an event created in hopes to spark creativity and imagination among both children and their families. The event will feature local artists and community organizations, a musical instrument lab, food trucks, games and activities, and live music provided by the Grammy-winning group Ozomatli. At the heart of the festival will lie the hands-on art tutorials. Some of the activities that will be featured at Family Day will be button making with Hankabee Button Co., painting with Plaza Arts, and additional make-and-take projects provided by Emily Holt and the Nashville Origami Club. Each guest at the festival will be given the opportunity to contribute to a community mural designed by artist Louisa Glenn.
The musical guest at this year’s Family Day, Ozomatli, has an extensive and impressive history. Motivated by culture, Ozomatli strives to promote communication, understanding, and peace through their music, an eclectic blend of salsa, hip-hop, reggae, and punk. Aside from winning a Grammy, performing for President and First Lady Obama, and touring world-wide, the members of Ozomatli were also declared Cultural Ambassadors for the US State Department. Ozomatli will bring their unique, bi-lingual sound and their global message to the stage at Family Day. The group will perform at 1pm.
OZ Arts Nashville’s Family Day will take place 11am – 4pm at 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets can be purchased online at ozartsnashville.org for $25. Children 12 and under attend free.