Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Atlantic County Teen Arts Festival returns to the Hammonton Arts District on Friday, May 1 to showcase the talents of area high school youth in the visual, performing and literary arts. The annual arts education event is expected to attract more than 1,000 students, teachers and professionals.
Teen Arts is part of a statewide multidisciplinary program in the fine and performing arts. It has been available to young people in Atlantic County in varying formats since 1969. Open to any student in public or private school, as well as home-schooled students and those who are involved in extra-curricular private instruction, the program encompasses activities in dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, film, photography, creative writing and the visual arts.
"This is an amazing celebration of youth and talent," remarked County Executive Dennis Levinson. "Teen Arts exemplifies the importance of the arts in education and in our lives. We are proud to continue this outstanding spring tradition. Congratulations to all those involved."
The one-day festival is coordinated by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in collaboration with Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, the Noyes Museum/Stockton, Hammonton Art Center, The Eagle Theatre, Hammonton Arts District and other arts and educational organizations.
For more information or to serve as a Teen Arts volunteer, please contact Cynthia Mason Purdie, Administrator of the Office of Cultural and heritage Affairs, at (609) 646-8699, ext. 6314 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.