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Save the Date

Friday, April 28, 2017

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
Charleston, WV

Art Exhibit @ 6:00 p.m. - Performance @ 7:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Dr. Ray Lowther, Arts Coordinator - 304-558-5325 or

2017 Submission Information

If you have a student(s) or large group ensemble you would like to be considered for Arts Alive! 2017, please complete the application form by selecting the appropriate link below. Submission criteria and information are given on each form.

DanceFebruary 17, 2017Donald Laney
Coming soon
PosterJanuary 20, 2017Dr. Ray Lowther
Coming soon
MusicMarch 3, 2017William Cosby
Coming soon
Pre-KindergartenMarch 10, 2017Rhonda Fisher
No electronic form available. Instead, please download this entry form.
Science In the ArtsApril 7, 2017Robin Sizemore
Click here
TheatreMarch 17, 2017Michael Stiles
Coming soon
Visual ArtFebruary 17, 2017Joe Semple
Coming soon

Arts Alive Mission Statement

Arts Alive is the West Virginia Department of Education's annual event to showcase outstanding arts education programs and student achievements in public schools. The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences, festivals and exhibits throughout West Virginia; a competitive submission process; and/or by invitation. Arts Alive is in its eleventh year and has expanded collaborations and interdisciplinary partnerships to include work from the following areas: Dance, Music, Pre-Kindergarten, Science in the Arts, Theatre and Visual Arts. Students perform and exhibit work before an audience of students, family members, educators, policy makers, leaders, advocates and philanthropists.

Arts Alive aims to support developing and established arts programs in public schools throughout West Virginia; inspire local education systems to embrace the arts as an essential part of every child's education; and empower the broader learning community to advocate for comprehensive arts education in public schools.

Arts Alive is dedicated to arts education in West Virginia and remains committed to providing a venue where the arts are paramount, inspired teaching is honored, and the work of young artists is celebrated.