Friday, November 19, 2010

"Holiday Showcase" A Youth Fine and Performing Arts Festival

Saturday, December 18 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, December 19 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Art Outreach Gallery at the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles, Ohio is very excited to host the first annual “Holiday Showcase” A Youth Fine and Performing Arts Fest at the Eastwood Expo Center on Saturday, December 18 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday, December 19 11:00am to 6:00pm. A committee of representatives from Trumbull Career and Technical Center, Niles McKinley High School, Youngstown State University, Kent State University along with the Art Outreach Gallery has collaborated since late spring to organize the Festival. All students up to the age of 26 are invited to participate in the Fine and Performing Arts Festival. Our participants and patrons will experience stage productions alternating performances ranging from dance routines, dramatic interpretations, choral and instrumental music, choreography and headliner acts. Designated viewing areas will showcase student original artistic demonstrations, and young visual artists of all mediums will display, demonstrate and sell their art works.

The Boardman High School Jazz Band I and 2, Niles McKinley High School Band, Ohio State University students studying Jazz, the R.E.D.S.Tuba quartet from Youngstown State University, Katelin Deutsch a Niles McKinley Middle School 12 year old bass guitarist, James Dance and Performing Art Center, Ballet Western Reserve, the Youngstown Connection, and Kent State Fashion Design Department are just a few of the participating performances.
The Festival will feature artwork for sale by students and graduates from Youngstown State University, Columbus College of Art and Design, Kent State University, Trumbull Career and Technical Center, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, Niles McKinley High School and Middle School, Boardman Middle School, East Liverpool High School, John F. Kennedy High School and the Jewish Community Center. Butler Institute of American Art posters will also be for sale.
The Gallery Board of Directors thanks the Festival Sponsors Rising Sun Entertainment, Macali’s Giant Eagle for the concessions, and the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau for their very generous support to this amazing youth creative opportunity. We also thank the many volunteers who are making the Festival come alive, including the Niles McKinley High School Key Clubs, football, soccer and baseball team members, the Youngstown Junior Women’s League, Trumbull Career and Technical Center Early Childhood Education and Interior Design students  along with the Gallery’s Special Events Committee members.
The Art Outreach Gallery is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Gallery is looking for additional “Angels” to support the “Holiday Showcase” A Youth Fine and Performing Arts Fest! Please consider making a donation to the Art Outreach Gallery. Mail your donation to Art Outreach Gallery, PO Box 1343, Warren, Ohio 44482. Thank you for your support in this amazing community development and art appreciation initiative.