WHS hosts annual Fine Arts Festival
The City of Wooster has many festivals throughout the year including Jazz Fest, Woosterfest and the Wayne County Fair, but only one festival focuses on the students in the school district.
The Wooster City Schools Fine Arts Festival is an annual event, which is funded by PNC Bank and the Wooster Education Association.
Held at WHS, the festival honors the artistic work of students K-12 in the Wooster City School District.
Some of the work includes performances by the Speech and Debate team and choral groups, original fashion design, art technique demonstration, face painting and musical theater.
Aiche N’Diaye (12), participant in the musical theater portion, said, “The Fine Arts Festival is really important because it showcases talent from all over Wooster and gives students a chance to show what they have to offer.”
The festival will also coincide with the opening of the Wooster High School Drama Club production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, which will be performed during that weekend.
“It’s amazing to see what students in the area are capable of doing throughout the district. Whether it be artwork or performance-based skills, elementary through high school students have more talent than you might think,” Tricia Taggart (Art Dept. member) said.
The festival is a great place to celebrate the arts in the community, in the schools and in the individual.
The festival can also boost students’ confidence in their artistic work.
Jenna Zhu (11), pianist in the festival, said, “Whether it’s their musical abilities or visual art that the students are showing off, it’s a neat event put together every year that never fails to impress.”
This year’s festival will be held on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WHS Commons.