Today is the start of the Dauphin Arts Fest.

Martijn Van Luijn, chair for the Dauphin Arts Fest, says Arts Fest is about children performing on stage while being adjudicated.

On Saturday Night at 7, there will be a final showcase with the top performers from each discipline.

He says the festival is very exciting and special for the kids because they are being critiqued in a positive way.

Things are changing from last year when they had lots of events like workshops and an open mic night.

They are doing a scaled-down event this year because of illnesses in their group.

The Arts Fest doesn't need volunteers for this year, but if you are interested in volunteering next year you can contact them through their website.

If you’d like to see the schedule of the performances, click here.