What do you do with a mountain of cardboard, a pile of art supplies and a group of local community members?

Anything you can dream up, according to Kelley Gibson, the director of communications and engagement for The Cultural Alliance of York County.

For the first time next month, York will play a role in celebrating and fostering child creativity by participating in the Global Cardboard Challenge, according to a news release.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, the York community will be invited to the York Academy Regional Charter School, 32 W. North St., York, where they can build anything they want using cardboard and recycled materials.

Last year, 125,000 people from 46 countries participated in the global event, presented by the Imagination Foundation and inspired by the short film "Caine's Arcade."

This year, the free day of fun and creativity is open to individuals, teams and groups of all ages in York to celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month.

Cardboard, supplies, snacks, drinks and games will be provided.

For more information, visit

Also check out

YorkArts unveils new name, Creative York

Art for all: Make painting, pottery and other crafts your own

Read or Share this story: