The Darien Youth Commission is inviting the community to celebrate the arts, creativity and fun at its annual Community Arts Festival: “A Day to Create.”

Taking place on Saturday, March 3 in the Town Hall Gym from 1 to 3 p.m., this afternoon free, "hands-on-arts" for kids is made possible by the generosity of many community groups, non-profit agencies and organizations who participate.   These agencies are on-hand to showcase the services that they provide for youth and families in and around Darien.

Activities will include professional face painters, caricaturists, dance presentations, crafts and more. 

And for families hoping to make a full day of the fun and entertainment, Joe Barney, former Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Ringmaster (and Town Camp favorite!), will be performing in the Town Hall Auditorium at 12:15 p.m.  (Admission to this show is $4 per person, payable at the door; doors open at 12 noon.)  For additional information regarding all Youth Commission activities, questions can be directed to or 656-7388.