FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: ANAKAREN UREÑO
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT
(949) 497-7750 EXT. 5232
March 8, 2023
Annual “Celebration of the Arts” showcases Laguna Beach Unified School District student visual and performing arts talent
A family-friendly event, open and free to the public
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - Laguna Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) invites the community to a “Celebration of the Arts,” its annual showcase of student visual and performing arts talent at Laguna Beach High School on March 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Students in grades K-12 participate in the arts festival to showcase their work across many artistic disciplines. The event will feature live performances from students in theatre, choir, wind and string ensembles, the jazz band and dance. The evening will also include an art exposition, sale, digital art, and film exhibit.
"Arts education enhances a student’s learning experience,” said Sarah Wolsey, LBUSD K-5 Visual and Performing Arts Teacher on Special Assignment. She continued, “Art education closes achievement gaps, improves academic skills, and increases student engagement. The student work at our annual exhibition highlights the amazing things that happen when we embrace visual and performing arts programs as an investment in our students.”
Performances will begin at 6 p.m. in the Artists’ Theatre and continue throughout the event as audiences visit the different stations on the high school campus. Visit the quad to connect with our community partners, including the Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Art Museum, Festival of the Arts, No Square Theater, the Coast Film and Music Festival and more.
"Career readiness is unique for every student — our "Celebration of the Arts" showcase is a significant real-world experience for our visual and performing arts students interested in pursuing a career in the arts," said Superintendent Jason Viloria, Ed.D. "Our students are professionally trained and incredibly talented, producing a caliber of work that is impressive. I look forward to sharing the creativity and innovation of our students with the community," he concluded.
The event is free and open to the public. Baked goods will be available for purchase from the Laguna Beach Performing Arts Boosters.
|Performing Arts Schedule|
|6:00 p.m||LBHS The ater Performance||Artists' Theatre|
|6:15 p.m.||El Morro/Top of the World Performing Arts||Quad|
|7:00 p.m.||LBHS Band/Strings||Band Room|
|7:15 p.m.||LBHS Jazz Band||Quad|
|7:45 p.m.||LBHS Dance||Quad|
|On Loop||LBHS Media Arts & Video Production||Room 41|
|On Loop||TMS Theater Performance||Library|