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Crafting Community at the Ace, October 2012

In April 2012 Kimmel Kids and Kid Concierge partnered with Splendid to host the third Crafting Community weekend at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. This magical getaway was filled with crafting, recreation and creativity, designed to bring creative families closer together.

Karen Kimmel led a dynamic group of artists including Tanya Aguiñiga, Cathy Callahan, Clare Vivier, Sarah Shreves, and Rene Holguin from RTH. Interactive workshops included underwater photography, succulent gardens, t-shirt + sneaker customization, modernist henna tattoos, leatherworking, creative cookies and macramé.

Crafting Community brought back Skateboarding 101 and morning yoga—rec favorites from 2010. New to 2012 was a fitness component organized by Undefeated and The Yard where kids and adults could participate in workouts especially catered to their age range. Also new to Crafting Community 2012 was Band-Aid’s Base Camp, which met at two custom Kimmel Kids tipis and led kids offsite to explore nature and learn wilderness survival skills.