Middletown, NY – 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.
“We are excited to welcome back the Orange County Arts Council and our local elementary and high schools, “said Eric Price, General Manager at Galleria at Crystal Run. “This event has always been a fun tradition at our center, and we look forward to seeing the community back at the center enjoying the musicals and artwork created by so many talented artists.”
“This event would not be possible without the continued support of the Galleria at Crystal Run,” said Michael Pacer, Orange County Arts Council Education Chairman. “The Orange County Arts Council and the Galleria have been working together for over a decade to support and encourage our students here in Orange County. We are grateful to the Galleria at Crystal Run staff for making this a yearly event”.
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”
About Galleria at Crystal Run
The Galleria at Crystal Run is the Hudson Valley’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment center and a community resource for all the tristate area. The center is anchored by Target, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and JC Penney, while offering more than 100 retail shops. The Galleria at Crystal Run offers 6 entertainment venues and 10 onsite eateries, such as AMC Theatres, Billy Beez, The Mystery Room, Urban Air Adventure Park, Ride & Thrill, Round 1 Bowling & Amusement, 110 Grill, Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, Peru Cuisine, and the new Allan’s Mediterranean Bar & Grill. The Galleria at Crystal Run is your destination to EAT. SHOP. PLAY. Additional information regarding the Galleria at Crystal Run can be found by visiting, www.galleriacrystalrun.com.
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