It was a night to flex strong art programs in Waynesboro Tuesday. The 19th annual Celebration of Arts took place at Waynesboro High School.
Artwork representing children from kindergarten through 12th grade was on display and there were also musical performances.
Dr. Sheila Ward from Norfolk State University worked with Kate Collins Middle School to present the celebration dancers, which was made possible by a grant from the Wayne Theater Association, Waynesboro Schools, and the Virginia Commission of Public Arts.
Choral music teacher Diane Richards says the event is crucial for raising art awareness.
"It's wonderful, first of all, that all the teachers get together and become a unit to support what we teach in the fine arts, music, and for the community to see where their tax dollars are going and see where their children are blossoming in music and art," says Richards.
The event was a huge crowd-pleaser.