Welcome to the Children’s Art & Literacy Festival

Online registration for next year's festival starts in early 2014.

Summer 2014: Downtown Abilene will be transformed into the creative world of William Joyce. Best known for the animated movie “Rise of the Guardians” based on his art and book series. He won an Academy Award, along with his creative partner, for the animated short film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."

Joyce has written and illustrated more than 50 children's books and is well known in Abilene for the "Dino Bob" and "Childhood's Great Adventure" statues based on his characters.