County School Art Festival to be held at Liberty High this weekend | Lifestyles

By Max, in eighth grade, Taylor Middle School

Art teacher: Julia Turner

After a 2-year absence, the Fauquier County Public Schools Arts Festival will be back in person this weekend. The art exhibit—featuring 2D and 3D artwork as well as theatrical and musical performances—will take place at Liberty High School, 6300 Independence Ave., Bealeton, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 25 and 12 p.m. 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Works of art will be exhibited throughout the ground floor of the school.

Children from all schools in the county – elementary, middle and high school students – will have art at the festival.

Jess Beach, senior art teacher for Fauquier County Public Schools, said, “Since the pandemic, our students have been using the arts to express their voice. The arts have a unique way of comforting while simultaneously expanding our minds. We can’t wait to show you the incredible talents of Fauquier County public school students.

Beach said about 5,000 works of art will be on display. First place was awarded to all grade levels for 2D and 3D pieces.

Beach added that the show is the culmination of a month-long celebration; In March, students and teachers celebrated Youth Arts Month, Music Month in our schools and Theater Month in our schools.

Student work is also on display at 31 participating businesses in Old Town Warrenton for the 10th annual (after a one-year hiatus) Fauquier County Public Schools Art Walk.


By Sarah, ninth grade, Kettle Run High School

Art teacher: Heather Deeney

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