$10 for ages 3-12 | $15 for ages 13 and up

Children 2 and under are free (no festival lanyard provided). All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Discount prices available for nonprofit groups of 10 or more. Click here for more details

Welcome to the Children's Art & Literacy Festival

The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council is proud to host the CALF, a beloved summer tradition since 2012. The festival draws people from all over Texas and beyond. It's an opportunity to showcase our arts groups, beautiful historic downtown and to promote art and literacy. The theme each year is inspired by the summer artist on exhibit at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, also located in downtown Abilene.

This year, we celebrate the work of Mark Teague.

His original artwork will be on display at the NCCIL.