Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wingspan Arts Presents Artopia, A Free Family Arts Event

Wingspan Arts holds its first-ever ARTOPIA event on Saturday, March 14 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. This action-packed, one-day-only kid-centric arts festival takes place at PS 9, 100 West 84th Street (at Columbus Avenue). This event is FREE and open to families. Suggested donations at the door will benefit WingspanArts scholarship fund exclusively.

ARTOPIA delivers three hours of interactive arts programming for students and their parents in a festival environment utilizing different spaces within PS 9. Performances by Wingspan Arts school programs and Conservatory students and film screenings will run Mainstage in the school's auditorium, while in other rooms, participants enjoy master classes in Capoeira, Drumming and Dance, Hip Hop, and other interactive arts. Between master classes and mainstage performances, festival-goers can browse the Wingspan Arts bake sale, contribute to a mural, learn about stage makeup techniques, or experience face painting, among other offerings. Additionally, interested young filmmakers will have the opportunity to make a movie during the three-hour festival, and a screening of this original movie will close out the afternoon's events.

This event is fully subsidized by grant money. All other day-of donations will directly benefit students in the Wingspan Arts Tuition-Free Summer Theatre and Film Conservatory.

Learn more abotu Wingspan Arts here: www.WingspanArts.org.

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