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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           January 12, 2018

Public Contact: 775-826-6100, ext. 2#, info@artsforallnevada.org
More information: artsforallnevada.org
Press Contacts: Mary Ellen Horan, ext. 1#, meh@artsforallnevada.org

Youth Art Month Exhibit and Free Family Art Festival

Participation in the arts is an important part of any child’s education.  Arts for All Nevada (AFAN) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in the arts. During the 2017 – 2018 school year, children with special needs have been participating in a series of AFAN art workshops at 28 different schools.  Classroom teachers were able to choose from VISUAL ART workshops with lesson plans based on elements and principals of art utilizing a variety of mediums,   ACTING workshops with lesson plans based on activities that build observation, memory, language, and other acting related skills or CREATIVE MOVEMENT/MUSIC workshops with lesson plans based on movement routines, singing, and learning about a variety of percussion instruments and rhythm patterns.

There is no cost for these workshops for the district, school, or classroom teacher and only made possible through a contract with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, funding from the “Rich in Art” license plate and grants from the following entities:

The Marshall R. Matley Foundation, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, The Safeway Foundation, and The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.

A sample of artwork created during these workshops will be on exhibit from March 1- April 28 (Monday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM and on Saturday March 3) at Art for All Nevada at the Lake Mansion.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Families are invited to Arts for All Nevada’s annual Youth Art Month Festival at AFAN’s facility at 250 Court St., Reno. The festival features 8 art stations, face painting, a free book for each child, tours & more!

9-10 AM for families who have children with special needs and open to the public 10 AM – 2 PM.

The Youth Art Month Festival is funded through the support of individuals, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation.