If you're looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer, have you thought about an art class?
The Gold Buckle Champion group is focused on providing that outlet for youth. They have a spot in the Karcher Mall where classes are taught.
Most recently, they wrapped up their Festival Horse Project contest for kids.
Winners get cash prizes they can use to somehow benefit their school or youth group.
"I'm going to use it for my second grade class for a field trip," says Joslyn Maurer, Festival Horse Project winner.
"It's about creativity and you have to stimulate that," says Sue Marostica, Gold Buckle Champion executive director. "So, this is my drive for trying to put art back into schools."
The painted horses will be on display at the Snake River Stampede Festival in downtown Nampa July 15-16.
Parents can get their kids started on creating their masterpiece for next year's contest at any time. In general, some classes are free, while there is a fee associated with others. But if you bring your kids to the mall, all the supplies for the horse project are available on site.
They have ongoing art classes at the Karcher Mall. For more information, visit http://goldbucklechampion.com/news/art-of-building-a-community-1/.