BIS Gears Up for ArtFest

BIS Gears Up for ArtFest Fall Fest
Posted on 11/04/2016
Artfest Fall fest is a community event featuring local artists and art experiences for children. Each year, Berlin Intermediate School hosts the event which is ever-growing in size and enthusiasm.

Children, ages 4 through 12, are invited to experience materials they may not have previously been exposed to. Artfest will take place from 11 AM until 2 PM on Saturday, November 19, in the cafeteria at Berlin Intermediate School. Admission is through the front entrance of the school and the fee is $3.50 which includes an official art fest T-shirt design by a local artist and access to all creation stations. It is advised children wear paint friendly attire. In addition, every child must be accompanied by an adult, if a child is unsupervised then entry will not be permitted.

The BIS Art department is planning 20 stations, including a variety of mediums (sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, music, etc.). Each station is a different creation zone, including a numerous amount of supplies ordered and organized per station. Each project costs an average of a dollar per child. The number of children in attendance in the past has averaged 250 attendants and increases attendance every year. The goal is to provide each child with the opportunity to make as much art as possible; many children create as many as 6 to 7 projects!

Stephen Decatur High School volunteers and Berlin Intermediate School’s PTA have played an integral part in assisting smooth operations. Our PTA members generously volunteer to operate the concession stand, while SDHS volunteers receive service learning hours operating the stations. Tables and facility space is donated by Berlin Intermediate School. The funding for materials would not be possible without the generous donations of the charitable Ocean City Art League and BIS PTA.

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