Arts Fest spotlights student creativity and ability

Mosaic drawing of a cat's face.

March is celebrated nationally as Youth Art Month, Music in Our Schools Month and Theater in Our Schools Month. Throughout March, Chesterfield County Public SchoolsArts Fest offers opportunities to see and hear the talents of students in visual and performing arts programs. The displays and events are free and open to the community.

Visual arts

  • Paintings, drawings, sculptures and other visual art by elementary and prekindergarten students will be on display March 1 through April 8 in Chesterfield County Public Library branches and the Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education. Library hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The Perkinson Center is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • Art by middle and high school students will be on display at Thomas Dale High, home of the Specialty Center for the Arts, during the Secondary Fine Arts Showcase. Viewing times will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 25 and noon-4 p.m. March 26.
  • Art by students in the Chesterfield Virtual School and CCPSOnline will be on display 24/7 in online galleries at oneccps.org.

Performing arts

The Secondary Fine Arts Showcase will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 25 and noon-4 p.m. March 26 at Thomas Dale High. In addition to displays of visual art, the Secondary Fine Arts Showcase will feature all-county musical performances in guitar, fiddle, jazz band and middle school band.

Locations and Times

  • Bon Air Library – Featuring exhibitions from Bon Air, Greenfield, Robious, and Crestwood. All March long.
  • North Courthouse Library – Featuring exhibitions from Davis, Gordon, Old Hundred, Watkins, Evergreeen, Bettie Weaver, and Swift Creek Elementary Schools. All March long.
  • Meadowdale Library – Featuring exhibitions from Hening, Hopkins, Beulah, Bensley, Bellwood and Falling Creek Elementary Schools. All March long.
  • Clover Hill Library – Featuring exhibitions from Clover Hill, Grange Hall, Moseley, and Alberta Smith Elementary Schools. All March long.
  • La Prade Library – Featuring exhibitions from Chalkley, Reams, Jacobs Road, Providence, and Crenshaw Elementary Schools. All March long.
  • Chesterfield Virtual School – Featuring Virtual Art exhibitions. All March long.
  • Central Library – Featuring exhibitions from Gates, Salem Church, Spring Run, Winterpock and Woolridge Elementary Schools. All March long.
  • Perkinson Center for the Arts – Featuring exhibitions from CECLA and Curtis Elementary. All March long.
  • Chester Library – Featuring exhibitions from Maraguerite-Christian, Ecoff, Wells, Elizabeth Scott, and Harrowgate Elementary Schools. All March long.
  • Ettrick-Matoaca Library – Featuring exhibitions from Ettrick and Matoaca Elementary Schools. All March long.
  • Thomas Dale High School – Secondary Fine Arts Showcase: featuring exhibitions from all CCPS Middle and High Schools and All County Performing Arts Events. March 25, 26.
  • Enon Library – Featuring exhibitions from Enon Elementary. All March Long
  • CCPS Online = Featuring Virtual Art & Music exhibitions. All March long.

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