College’s Cultural Arts Day Marks 25 Years

| April 4, 2011
Sweet Briar College will host its 25th Cultural Arts Day for Amherst County Public School fifth-graders on Friday, April 8.

This year 333 kids are expected on campus, where Sweet Briar staff, faculty and students have volunteered to lead programs in the performing and visual arts, science and history.

In recent years, the first stop is always the dining hall for breakfast, after which they attend a 45-minute program designed to spark an interest in art and creativity. Program leaders can come from any academic discipline, providing for a varied lineup ranging from the pure arts such as dance or creative writing to history- or science-related activities that incorporate performing or visual arts in some way.

Over the past quarter-century, Sweet Briar’s Cultural Arts Day has served more than 7,500 Amherst school children, and grown from guided museum and gallery tours to its present form showcasing the College’s rich cultural life. It is a chance for the students to interact with the campus community, including the faculty, and for some, it was the first introduction to the school they would later graduate from.

Breakfast is served in Prothro Dining Room at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 45-minute program at 10:30. A closing dance program will be held at 11:30 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center.

For more information, please contact Shelbie Filson at (434) 381-6228.

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