The Kenai Fine Art Center is preparing for its first in-person gallery in July 2021. Photo taken on Sunday, May 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

The Kenai Fine Art Center is preparing for its first in-person gallery in July 2021. Photo taken on Sunday, May 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula Art Hive to debut Saturday

The Kenai Art Center will host the first session of the Kenai Peninsula Art Hive — a free session for creativity using donated art supplies — on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

According to information provided by organizer Diane Dunn, the Art Hive is a worldwide organization first started in Canada as a model for free and undirected community art studios. Sessions will be held locally at the art center once a month.

At the session there will be large tables filled with paper, art and craft supplies. Attendees can create whatever they want — in a kind of “creative play” facilitated by Dunn and other volunteers. There will be supplies for painting, collaging, coloring, stamping and sketching, among other things.

Participants can also bring their own craft or art projects to work in a group, meet new people and have “great conversations.”

Each session will be free and open to the public, and they’re planned to be ongoing, set for the second Saturday of each month.

For more information about the Kenai Peninsula Art Hive, find “KPenArt Hive” on Instagram.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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