Kids Choose Art to connect kids with art for a cause


Photo courtesy Abigail Kurt-Mason
Children ages 5-12 will have the opportunity to pick their own piece of art at the Kids Choose Art booth at the Holiday Makers Fair on Nov. 11 at Pagosa Springs High School, with the booth raising funds for Aspen House.

By Mary Kurt-Mason | Aspen House

Imagine yourself as a child, entering a magical space filled with beautiful art. Imagine being allowed to pick a piece of art of your very own, all by yourself. This is the magic that will happen in the Kids Choose Art booth at the Holiday Makers Fair on Nov. 11 at Pagosa Springs High School. 

Kids Choose Art is a special event created just for children ages 5 to 12 as a “fun” fundraiser for Aspen House. 

After a parent (guardian, grandparent, fairy godmother) makes a donation to Aspen House, their child will receive a ticket granting the child admission into the magical Kids Choose booth. The booth will be filled with beautiful pieces of art made by talented Pagosa artists, along with other creators from as far away as Whidbey Island, Wash. 

Once inside the “kids-only” booth, a child will be free to find a piece of art the speaks to them. Both donations and art pieces will be on a sliding scale, starting at a $5 donation level. Although parents cannot enter the Kids Choose booth, certain magical adults have been granted special admission in order to supervise and assist the art-choosing children. 

Kids Choose Art will take place at the Holiday Makers Fair on Nov. 11 in the high school commons area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The art work available in the booth will be continually changed and replenished throughout the day in order to have a wonderful selection whenever children arrive. 

Kids Choose Art will give children ages 5-12 the opportunity to personally engage with many forms of art while raising funds for Aspen House. 

Aspen House will be the first home in the Pagosa Springs area that provides supervised housing and support services for adults with developmental disabilities. 

It will allow adults with special needs to grow in independence without having to leave their home community. 

If you have any questions, contact Mary Kurt-Mason at or text (970) 903-8203.