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Downtown library invites families to explore their creative sides and draw outside the lines and on the walls

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KANSAS CITY, Mo-- Families have the opportunity to tap into their creative side Friday during First Fridays at the Kansas City Public Library.

The Central Branch at 10th and Baltimore in downtown Kansas City is opening up gallery space for adults and kids alike to draw whatever they want to on the walls.

It's a celebration of the artistic process, and there will be hot cider, cocoa, live music and even gifts for those who attend.

Library officials say it's important to let go and draw outside the lines - whether you are a good artist or not.

"What is really kind of cool about this is that it's very ephemeral," Clare Hollander with the Library Youth Services said. "We're gonna paint over it. This is a one time thing and so you don't have to worry about it looking fantastic. Just get out there and explore. Don't like it, move down the wall, start over.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m.at the Kansas City Library's Central Branch and is open for all families to attend for free.

"I think it's really important for us to let ourselves go from time to time and not a color within the lines, let's all get creative and open our minds and we don't just want drawings either, if you want to leave us a sentiment or a quote or maybe a list of your favorite books," Hollander added.