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  This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn.

Art meets fashion as GapKids teams up with the very crafty MerMag to host local events this month at select Gap locations. MerMag.blogspot.com is a super cute site run by Merrilee; an illustrator, painter, dabbling designer, crafter, seamstress and mother of two boys (with a little girl on the way!). Merrilee uses her blog to journal her creative endeavors with kids, work and life in general. The creative geniuses at Gap thought her projects worthy enough to bring to a couple of Gap stores in a couple of cool cities. My fellow Floridians can head over to Miami to enjoy the sun, fun and a fabulous open to the public MerMag event between 10am-1pm:

  • Saturday August 18th- Coco Walk at 3015 Grand Ave
  • Saturday August 25th- 3015 Grand Ave @ Coco Walk

Visit the Gap Event on Facebook to see if there is an event near you. I'm still undecided as to which awesome event I'll attend with mi famillia. But making a custom journal with your kids is sure t be a fun event. If there is a a GapKids Shine on Saturdays event in your area, go ahead and unleash your inner artist! Join the special art projects by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag. The projects were inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection, including the best new 1969 denim - Jewel Box Skinnies for girls (the new skinny jean updated in bright stretchy denim) and Action Stretch Denim for boys (designed for play all day- it’s denim that’s made to move). From creating geometric masterpieces on canvas using paint and tape to colorful, custom journals to get kids ready for back-to-school, the projects help kids express their creativity! So lets prepare those tiny minds for back-to-school or just the fall!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.