Free Arts is so lucky to be able to partner with Valley cultural institutions for our Free Arts Days.  On March 9th, we teamed up with the Desert Botanical Garden to bring some of our partner agencies to Flutterfest.  Joined by Free Arts and corporate volunteers, children from homeless shelters, residential treatment centers, unaccompanied minor shelters, and schools experienced a day filled with art activities, face painting, and movement and drumming workshops.  Perhaps most importantly, they were able to enjoy the Butterfly Pavilion, where hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest flew freely.  As one volunteer shared, “One of the children was a butterfly master and had 10 butterflies land on him, and it made him incredibly happy.”  The smiles were plenty at the event, and we thank Desert Botanical Garden for allowing us to pass this experience on to the children that Free Arts serves.