Karen Johnson

To support the 2020 virtual festival, children in municipal housing will receive art supply kits of crayons, chalk, tape, origami paper, yarns, coloring & construction papers and chock-full of ideas for kids to create their own art. These kits can be used through Arts Week, a series of events planned by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp from June 6-13. Kits highlight the healing art of mandalas as well as just having fun.

These kits are in memory of Karen B. Johnson and Eli I. Taub, two founders of Kids Arts Festival and in honor of two other founders, Joan Gould and Janet Hutchison, thanks to donations from:

  • Don & Kay Ackerman
  • Ambition Bistro
  • M. Sylvia Anapolis
  • Nancy D. Bell
  • Erin Breslin
  • L. Ann Bish
  • Serena Butch
  • Miriam Butzel
  • Jane Cobb
  • Michael Della Rocco
  • Dorothy M. Foley
  • Peg Foley
  • Neil Golub
  • Eric Johnson
  • Kent Johnson
  • Dan, Sandi & Chloe Hanifin
  • Analine Hicks
  • Roger Hull
  • Sharon A. Jordan
  • Betsy Kay
  • Dr. Peggy King
  • Ronald Lagasse
  • Litz & Litz
  • Helen MacDonald
  • Ann Parillo
  • Hon. Leesa L. Perazzo
  • The Schenectady Foundation-Robert Carreau
  • Twitty & Connie Styles
  • Zalucki and Halstead, LLP CPAs

And our friends at:

Want to help fund art supplies for kids?

Gifts of any size are welcome and are tax-deductible. Make checks payable to Kids Arts Festival and mail to 432 State St., Schenectady NY 12305. The sponsor of the event is 440 State Street, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization dba the ElectriCity Arts District.