Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 will be observed as ‘Arts Alive’ week on the campus of Escalon High School.
Wednesday night, March 20, will serve as open house for the arts festival in addition to the high school being open for the event as well. The community is invited to attend the arts open house, while parents of high school students visit the campus for the school open house and arts festival.
Hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.
This year’s theme for the Arts Alive is ‘Art Goes to the Circus’ and promises to have many genres of art represented.
Students from all campuses in the Escalon Unified School District contribute to this annual art show. Each class also has a chance to tour the show, set up in the old gym on the high school campus. Along with the artwork being on display, there are a variety of activities designed to get students involved in artwork throughout the week. Typically, spin art, an evolving sculpture, marble art, face painting and more are offered, while the drama club students also put on some short skits. High school students and older El Portal students help run the hands-on art stations for their younger elementary counterparts.
Serving as coordinator this year is high school art teacher Mr. Neil Thomas, with assistance from other art teachers from throughout the district.