The unexpected arrival of COVID-19 caused many of us to be stuck at home with nothing to do. Children are learning virtually. Meetings are happening virtually. Even awards shows are taking place virtually. All in all, the rise of virtual events has taken over, and now there are virtual art events for children. Shanna Israel started Art Fun Parties to encourage human connection during these times. Israel joined Bold Life to discuss these art events and the inspiration behind them.
Virtual Art Parties
When Israel originally created Art Fun Parties, it was supposed to be an in-person event for kids. However, while the launch date was approaching, stay-at-home orders were going into effect. Israel was faced with a decision: Should she dissolve the company or launch it where it could withstand the climate? Israel saw the success Zoom was having and decided to move forward. Art Fun Parties became virtual, and she knew the events had to be engaging and fun. But how? She included “virtual reality and fantasy components.” Art Fun Parties can be curated for special holidays, birthdays, weddings and more. And to make things easier, each event uses materials attendees can find around the house or in their neighborhoods.
Combining Arts and Sports
Arts Fun Parties is hosting a contest for basketball lovers. The winner will have the chance to be photographed by legendary sports photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein is well known for his iconic photos of basketball players such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The winner of the contest will have a virtual photoshoot with Bernstein, which then will get digitally transformed into a basketball virtual reality.
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