This is an annual fundraising evening for the entirety of the Arts programs at a local junior high school. The school promotes the event community wide and through the school community itself. It is held on a Friday evening from 6:30-9:00pm at the school with a general admission ticket of $5.00. Art in Action rooms and desserts are complimentary. Below is copy from some of the promotion for the event that might spark an idea for another creative, low cost, high yield fundraiser!

Arts on the River is an evening of energy and creativity that celebrates the fine arts talents of the students at Riverside Junior High! Experience all that the Riverside Junior High Arts Departments have to offer! Duets & soloists from Band, Orchestra, & Choir; a concert by the RJH Jazz Band; performances from the Drama Department, poetry reading and Readers Theatre performances by students from the Language Arts department; food and more contributed by students from Family & Consumer Science Classes! You will have a chance to show off your artistic talents in the Art in Action rooms and enjoy many fine works of art created by RJH students in the Art Gallery. A silent auction with over 25 items generously donated from local businesses will be up for bidding between 6:30-8:30pm.

The band, orchestra, and choir are hard at work rehearsing for their performances. Plans for exciting Art in Action rooms are being made where you can create your own art including: Chihuly inspired art, wire sculptures, pottery making, wooden game building, and cookie decorating! “Palate Your Plate” with the new food pyramid, learn 3D origami, have your caricature drawn, and get moving with an active art form in the gym! Drop in to the Media Center to “Walk the Streets of Our Town” with the historic house projects from Mr. Jackson’s History classes, enjoy poetry readings and adaptations from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and try reading from a teleprompter and using a green screen in the RTV studio. There’s something for everyone!

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