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Fauquier County Public Schools announces Arts Festival date

Wednesday, Feb. 12 | By Contributed Article
The Fauquier County Public Schools annual Arts Festival will be held March 21 and 22 at Liberty High

Hours are 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 21 and noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 22.

Student artwork from every school and every grade level will be displayed, including drawing, painting, collage, clay, sculpting,
printmaking, graphic arts and photography. The public is invited to attend.

The Arts Festival will be held during Youth Art Month, an annual observance recognized throughout all 50 states to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality art programs.

The Fauquier County School Board is scheduled to endorse March as Youth Art Month at their March10 meeting at Liberty High School.

“Integrating a strong art curriculum into students’ lives can help them achieve academic goals,” said Warrenton Middle School art teacher Marisa Pappas in a press release. “The visual arts have been proven to promote 21st century skills important in the academic and life success of our students.”

The local business community in Warrenton partners with FCPS art teachers to help promote art education by accepting student artwork for display in their buildings and store windows throughout the month of March. More than 15 businesses around Warrenton will be displaying 76 pieces of artwork from all public schools in Fauquier County.

Following are the local businesses slated to display student art:

Earth, Glaze and Fire
BB&T Main St. Branch
Drum & Strum Music
Kelly Ann’s Quilting
The Scoti
Déjà vu
Village Florist
The Fauquier Bank
Designs by Teresa
Black Bear Bistro
Marta von Dettingen Jewelry
Point Two Air Jackets
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
Virginia Gold Cup Office
Dragonfly Native Jewelry

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