Student artists and musicians from across the state, including Randolph, Tucker and Upshur counties, will be featured at the West Virginia Department of Education's sixth annual Arts Alive event celebrating the arts achievement of public schoolchildren.
For the first time, Arts Alive will include a Science in the Arts competition and original student scripts, choreography, compositions and improvisations. The event will include performances by musicians from Buckhannon Academy Elementary in Upshur County as well as visual art by students at Elkins High School in Randolph County, Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School in Tucker County and Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and Buckhannon Academy Elementary in Upshur County.
Derek Hinkle of Elkins High School was named Youth Art Month Poster winner, while Kenzie Kyle of Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School was named the Youth Art Month Flag winner.
The lobby showcase begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by the main performance at 7 p.m. at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston.
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available from the Clay Center at 304-561-3500.