Guest View: Art A La Carte Returns to Morgan Hill – Morgan Hill Times

That times have changed is palpable for all, but how much did you want to see? What could be a theme with more depth than “Be the change you want to see” for these times, albeit targeted towards our little ones? We advise you to ask your children from 2 to 10 years old what change they would like to see in their world, and to savor the moments “out of the mouths of babies”. Is it a call to action or a trick to get them thinking? Nothing!

Suman Ganapathy

Then head to the outdoor amphitheater at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center (17000 Monterey Road) on Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with your loved ones for Art A La Carte, back after a two-year hiatus. .

The Library, Culture and Arts Commission (LCAC), along with the City of Morgan Hill and the Morgan Hill Community Foundation, are thrilled to bring back this free arts and crafts event for children ages 2 to 10 years. All seven members of the LCAC have a role to play in the planning of this event, chaired by Commissioner Paul Lake, diligently pursuing event responsibilities, one last time having recently joined the planning commission after eight years of service. at the LCAC.

Many new companies and organizations are participating this year, as well as our old favorites. Visit their booths with themed arts and crafts projects, with all materials and supplies generously provided by them.

Thank you to these wonderful organizations and businesses for their generosity: Art on the Farm, City of Morgan Hill Recreation, Cub Scout Pack 700, Engenius Learning Center, Friends of the Morgan Hill Library, Morgan Hill Bible Church, Morgan Hill Department of Environmental Services, Morgan Hill Library, Morgan Hill Parent Child Nursery School, Morgan Hill Police Department, Morgan Hill Preschool Academy, Morgan Hill United School District, San Martin 4-H Club, Soaring Acton Academy, South Valley Science and Engineering Fair, Therapy Zone 4 Kids and Mount Madonna YMCA.

We thank the performance groups: United Academy of Martial Arts, Groupo Folklorico de San Martin, UJAM Dance Team, Indian Classical, Dance from the movie “Madagascar” and Bollywood by IASC, who will entertain us during the event.

Plus, we’ve got the Fire & Ice Food Truck to satisfy those cravings, and the CalFire Truck, Police Educational Car, Splash the Dolphin and many more fun features for an enjoyable and educational family outing.

Paul’s message to everyone is: “Our LCAC team was determined to bring back the art à la carte to allow our children to experience a free and fun in-person celebration of art, performance and treats. tasty – again outdoors on a glorious spring day – and we look forward to everyone participating in our theme this year.”

We hope you will attend Art A La Carte with your family and friends!

Suman Ganapathy is a member of the Morgan Hill Library, Culture and Arts Commission. For more information on à la carte art, visit

Dora W. Clawson