The “Arts Builds Confidence” Student Showcase hosted by the Orange County Arts Council has been a yearly tradition at Galleria at Crystal Run. For the first time since 2020, Orange County Arts Council will host its 12th annual student arts showcase on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. A preview of high school musicals will also take place from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the center court (in front of JC Penney). Admission is free.
Orange County high schools will display their students’ artwork on panels. These works include oils, watercolors, mixed media, digital art and photography. Visitors to the show will be invited to participate in a “People’s Choice” competition to select a favorite work. Those pieces receiving the top three votes will be recognized for this achievement at 4:00 pm.
The following high schools will present previews of their musicals. Times and participants may be subject to change:
12:15 – 1:00 Valley Central HS, “Curtains: School Edition”
1:00 – 1:45 Newburgh Free Academy, “Bring It On”
1:45 – 2:30 Washingtonville HS, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
2:30 – 3:15 Pine Bush HS, “Rent”
3:15 – 4:00 James I O’Neill HS, “The Drowsy Chaperone”
4:15 – 5:00 Middletown HS, “Music Man”