Thousands descend on ECA for Kidstock! 2016 in Edmonds

Children practice hand movements as part of a hula lesson from the Nana I Ke Kumu Pono Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving
Children practice hand movements during a hula lesson from the Nana I Ke Kumu Pono Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving Hawaiian history and culture in the Pacific Northwest. (Photos by Teresa Wippel)

If you saw a greater than usual number of families walking around downtown Edmonds Saturday, there was a good reason. Many of them were visiting the Edmonds Center for the Arts for its annual Kidstock! — a free day of musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops, and activities for kids.

According to ECA Education & Outreach Manager Gillian Jones, more than 400 families preregistered for Kidstock! and the crowd was the largest ever for the annual event.

Mexican folkloric dance group Bailadores de Bronce performs on stage.
Mexican folkloric dance group Bailadores de Bronce performs on stage.
Emmett Ziobro, 6, of Edmonds makes a robot while mom Gretchen looks on.
Emmett Ziobro, 6, of Edmonds makes a robot while mom Gretchen looks on.
Beloved clown Godfrey Daniels delights children and parents alike in the ECA gym.
Seattle-based circus artist Godfrey Daniels delights children and parents alike in the ECA gym.
Troupe theater simple presents "Myth Understandings" .
Troupe theater simple presents “Myth Understandings” .
Akiya Shaver, 6, of Edmonds makes a button that will be considered for the 2017 Kids Stock event.
Akiya Shaver, 6, of Edmonds makes a button that will be considered for the 2017 Kidstock!
The designer of this year's button -- Tomo Millette, a 7th grader at Edmonds' Madrona K-8 School, proudly displays his winning design from last year.
The designer of the 2016 Kidstock! button — Tomo Millette, now a 7th grader at Edmonds’ Madrona K-8 School — proudly wears his winning design from last year.
Serena Hynes, 6, of Bothell considers her button design.
Serena Hynes, 6, of Bothell considers color options.
  1. Thank you staff and volunteers for this great ECA event! An opportunity for parents and kids to see what is happening at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

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