Time: April 2, 2011 from 10:30am to 5pm
Location: Selby Five Points Park
City/Town: Sarasota, FL
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Phone: 941-365-5118 x304
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2011
The Arts and Cultural Alliance (the Alliance) invites you to attend YouthArts Fest from 10:45a.m. – 5:00p.m. on Saturday, April 2nd at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota. This event is free and open to the public.
Over 500 students will showcase their talents in musical, choral, dance, and comedy performances throughout the day. 18 groups from local schools and arts organizations will be featured.
Selby Library will display an extensive student art exhibit and a room exclusively for screening student-made films. Local arts and cultural organizations will be exhibiting on the steps of the library to offer information on the summer and after-school programs, workshops and scholarship opportunities they offer to students.
YouthArts Fest will feature hands-on arts and crafts areas and plenty of kid-friendly food and drinks.
“One of the top priorities of the Alliance is to build support for arts education programs in our schools,“ says Arts and Cultural Alliance Executive Director, Jim Shirley. “We hope this showcase of the amazing artistic talents in our schools will inspire the community to ensure the arts remain an essential part of a complete education for our students.”
This event is a collaboration of the Alliance, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Herald-Tribune Media Group, Sarasota County Schools, and Selby Library.
The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a member-powered organization that serves as an advocate for arts and culture in Sarasota County. Founded in 1986 by a group of committed citizens, the Alliance has administered more than $10 million in grants to area artists and arts organizations. The Alliance works to ensure arts and culture remain essential to the continuing development of a vibrant, creative community. This is achieved through arts advocacy, education and community outreach. For more information about how you can join the Arts and Cultural Alliance please visit our website at www.sarasotaarts.org or call (941) 365-5118, extension 304.