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Will you be a part of the Art Experience?

Robert C. Byrd High School senior Kevin Collins got a glimpse into the world of graphic design as part of winning a recent poster competition for Arts Alive. Click here to read more.

Please join us for the West Virginia Department of Education's singular, distinctive event that annually showcases outstanding arts education programs and student achievements.

This year's event features more than 200 pieces of exhibited art work and 20 outstanding performances from across West Virginia.

The event is free and open to the public.

To reserve your seats, please call the Clay Center Box Office at 304.561.3570. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Please contact Dr. Christi Camper Moore if you have questions at or 304.558.5325.

Help spread the word!

Please find attached the official evite and printable poster for Arts Alive. Please feel free to widely distribute, share, and post!

Can't join us in Charleston?

Organize a viewing party in your school or community! We are once again partnering with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to live stream the event!

You can support students participating in Arts Alive from wherever you are on Friday, April 3rd.

Here is the link to view the YouTube live stream for Arts Alive:


For those of you who use Twitter - start using the hashtag #wvartsalive2015.

Let's get a buzz going on social media!

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 eighth 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.

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