“Out of This World ArtFest in the West” starring student performances, art exhibits, silent auction, and FREE family fun is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018, 6-9pm at Western Albemarle High School (WAHS) cafeteria. The event is both a fundraiser for arts programs in the schools and a showcase of student talent. Families with kids of all ages are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities including ceramics, hands-on arts and crafts, a photo booth, great food and incredible performances, including those by these student groups: Meriwether Lewis Elementary Music Students, Henley Middle School Jazz Band, WAHS Jazz Band, WAHS Choir, WAHS Orchestra, WAHS Ceramics, and preview of the WAHS Musical “Legally Blonde”.
The goal for the event is to raise $10,000 for arts education in the six Western Albemarle County public schools. There will be a Silent Auction, with funds going directly to arts programs in the schools. Families will be able to bid on music lessons, original art, gift certificates to local spas and restaurants, and more! ArtFest in the West is sponsored by Western Albemarle County Schools’ Fine Arts Departments and Arts in Western Education, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.