Twins Kayla and Mikayla Bell, 13, look over artwork by West Lowndes High School students Thursday. The daughters of Lloyd Bell Jr. and Shangra Bell are members of the art club and the school band, which are preparing for the Dec. 7 WLHS Christmas Arts Bazaar. Photo by: Courtesy photo
December 2, 2017 10:15:55 PM
West Lowndes High School fine arts department will host the first WLHS Christmas Arts Bazaar from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in the school gym at 644 S. Frontage Road. The innovative event encompasses art students as well as school bands.
In addition to student art work for sale through silent auction, the evening features performances of holiday music by the WLHS Concert Band and Drumline as well as the West Lowndes Elementary Sixth-Grade Band.
All proceeds go directly to the Art Club to help purchase supplies and resources for student artists.
"This is a way to allow the public to see what our students are doing in class, but also a way to raise money for the Art Club and supplies," said art teacher Aubree Greggs. "I just hope we have a great turnout and that we can do this every year."
Director of Bands Matthew Smith said, "It's always a thrill to see the end product of all the hard work these students put in during the semester. I'm amazed to see how they manage to balance their respective art forms with their personal life, sports and other academic classes."
Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Hot chocolate, cider and cookies will also be available.
Smith remarked, "We are thankful for all the support of the parents, community and Lowndes County School District administration. We are very proud to be in a place where the value of the arts is understood and valued."
Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.