2011 Arts festival
There were 40 exhibit and art activity tables, 3 Mayor's Choice art contest tables and 25 live stage performances. John Bramblitt had an exhibit of his work, one of which won 1st place, as well as a great "learn how to paint without sight" activity table. We also saw the beautiful art of Gary Bachers and great performances by Lisa Smith, Rick Richards, Ora Ellis, Sharon Quintal and Bryan Dean among many others. ACT's own students, Unique Inspiration, performed several great songs and dance numbers. Thanks to the Garland Cultural Arts Commission and Garland ISD for their sponsorship of this event.
Thank you to our sponsors!
We would like to thank: Berry Family Services Garland Cultural Arts Commission Frost Bank Town North Optimist Club Benchmark Mortgage Without you this event would not be possible.
2012 Arts Festival
The Special Arts Festival was bigger and better than all four years before. We had 53 art exhibitions and art activity tables, six mayor's choice contest tables, 27 live stage performances and about 800 attendees. We added a bit of culture with the addition of a mariachi band. We had an amazing new performer this year named Linnie Nance who's smooth jazz keyboard and beautiful voice inspired so many with his performance. Next year's event will take place on February 9, 2013 and will be even more amazing.We also had a very active Rascal the Racoon from the Allen Ranglers ...
Thank you to all that participated!
2012 SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL line-up Welcome: MARILYNNE SERIE 10:55:a.m. SHARON QUINTAL 11:00 a.m. ALLISON LEWIS Break Away 11:10 a.m. GLENN LUKIN - Forever 11:20 a.m. SHANNON BLEDSOE You make me feel like dancin 11:30 a.m.. UNIQUE INSPIRATIONS & THERESA SHANS - Love Can Build a Bridge 11:40 a.m. MONICA WASHINGTON - Wind Beneath My Wings 12:00 p.m. with Unique Inspirations QUINTON SMITH - Man in the Mirror (dance) 12:10 p.m. DANNY IRONS - Angels Among Us 12:20 p.m. with Allison Lewis & Breauna Casey GISD MARIACHI ESTRALLAS 12:30 p.m. SOUTH GARLAND HS FOLKLORIC DANCERS 12:40 p.m. ANDREA BUSH - I Will Always Love ...