Nothing celebrates the achievements of Caddo Parish Students in a bigger way than the largest student arts festival in the south: ArtBreak. In its 34th year, ArtBreak 2018 is where the kids are “killin it” with thousands of students works of visual, literary and performing art; where outstanding student creations collect more than $20,000 in cash awards.
Some of the newest activities for Caddo Parish students in ArtBreak 2018 include the following:
· Straight Up Abilities, a national performance and education group for children and adults with intellectual or physical disabilities will teach dance and movement classes and perform as a part of the Very Special Arts Festival (VSAF). John Tucker from the Emmy nominated A&E reality series, “Born This Way,” is the principal player in Straight Up Abilities.
· Peter and the Wolf 2nd Grade Reading Adventure will feature the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “Peter and the Wolf,” a classical piece with each musical instrument symbolizing one of the character in the story. The Shreve Memorial Library will design a hands-on, make and take experience as well as recommend a summer reading list to extend the experience for this Reading Adventure.
· Film Prize Jr. is inviting students ages 14-18 from the entire state to make a 3-10 minute film to participate in this competition that is the high energy little brother of the award-winning Louisiana Film Prize. Cash prizes total $7,000. FREE screenings will be held during ArtBreak Friday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
KTAL-6 ArtBreak’s Got Talent made its debut in 2017 and gave lucky 2017 winner, violinist Landon Kay from South Highlands Elementary Magnet the chance to audition privately with the producers of the hit NBC show, “America’s Got Talented. KTAL-6 will sponsor this event.
Doors open to the public Friday at 5:00 p.m. The 22nd annual KTAL-6 ArtBreak’s Got Talent Show starts at 6:30 p.m. and ArtBreak closes at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, ArtBreak runs from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.