The Art’s Council of Southeast Missouri will host an opening reception for the annual Children’s Arts Festival. This will be the 18th anniversary of the Children’s Arts Festival. Join in the fun as young artists in grades 3 - 8 from 28 different schools in the Southeast Missouri region are celebrated. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each grade level will be recognized along with students who were exemplary in their artistic talents. The opening reception will take place from 4 - 8 pm on Friday, February 2 at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, and is free and open to the public.