Surry Arts Council’s long-running Arts Alive program has been an essential part of childhood for many area youth.
For 34 years, the Arts Alive legacy has continued each summer, with activities and crafts in the areas of visual arts, drama, and music, all culminating in a final celebration with a downtown parade.
The first Arts Alive program is for children ages three to five, held June 17 through 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.
Arts Alive for children ages 6 to 11 is June 24 through 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. The final Arts Alive Festival and parade is June 27 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m..
The theme for Arts Alive this year is Treasures of the Deep and will involve activities and craft projects with a sea and ocean life theme in the areas of drama, art, music, and movement.
SAC’s Executive Director Tanya Jones said lunch would be provided each day.
Kayla Ellis, certified instructor and art teacher, will work with the children each day on arts and craft projects, including tie-dyed t-shirts in shades of blue. Each child will decorate their own t-shirt.
Luann Lovelace will lead movement and music activities for the children each day and Bobby Bodford, Artistic Director for SAC, will lead the drama component, according to Jones.
With a 34-year history, Arts Alive has inspired and influenced tens of thousands children in Surry County. Each year brings a new theme, with all activities and projects inspired by the theme.
The cost is $35 per child for members and $45 per child for non-members. Partial scholarships are also available from the Kester Sink Birthday Endowment/Scholarship Fund.
For more information about Arts Alive, including registration and scholarships, call 786-7998.