PaintFest 2016 pairs local kids with adults to create colorful murals for 2 local Boys and Girls Clubs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It may have been  gloomy outside Thursday, but that did not stop some local kids from shining bright.

As part of PaintFest 2016 kids used color and lots of it to liven up a couple businesses.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City took over the fourth floor of the Town Pavilion at 11th and Main Thursday afternoon.

Academy Bank Associates teamed up with more than 30 kids and worked side-by-side to paint murals.

All of the paintings will go to two local Boys and Girls Club locations, Independence and Olathe, where they'll hang on the walls for everyone, including the public, to see and enjoy.

PaintFest organizers hope the annual event will inspire the kids to express themselves creatively.