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The College of Liberal Arts is closing out this year’s celebration of Arts and Humanities Month with three new events. The first event is the Art of Democracy, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Pebble Hill. The second event is ParKites Festival, a family-friendly event that will take place at different park locations on South Gay Street on Saturday, Oct. 29. The final event is the East Alabama Book Festival on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Pebble Hill. Each event is free and open to the public.

Art of Democracy will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, and will feature a discussion of art that changed history. Art educator Connie Deal will lead the Art of Democracy and delve into the sculptures, murals and photographs that impacted the nation at its most pivotal points. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill at 4 p.m.

The ParKites Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1-4 p.m. The festival is a family event with activities in Town Creek Park, Salmon Park and Fieldwork Projects. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in crafts like origami, finger painting and chalk drawing, as well as creating and flying their own kites as they walk down Gay Street. The event starts in Town Creek Park. For more information, contact Jaspuneet Kaur at

The East Alabama Book Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Pebble Hill from 1-5 p.m. The festival showcases many authors, publishers, non-profit groups and others located at more than 20 booths. The event will help finish out the Arts and Humanities Month celebration at Auburn and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website.

For a complete listing of all events honoring National Arts and Humanities Month visit the website