The 2019 Art Is Education Festival held on Saturday, April 6th at the Michelle Obama Library was a huge success with nearly 400 children and their Families in attendance including sponsors, staff, guests, and volunteers experiencing up to 20 various artistic booths. The event featured a day that celebrates and showcases the immense role arts plays in education through dance, music, theater, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts.

Festival entertainment was include performances from the Hughes Middle School’s gifted and talented Black History Club Performing Arts Group under the direction of Dr. Vickie McCloyn, the Folkloric Dance team from Jordan High School, Colin Powell Middle School Cheer, and the Native American cultural dance team performed by Red Boy Productions. Also back by popular demand was the Russian Family performing a live book puppet play. There was also activities for special needs and autistic families and for infants and toddlers. The festival concluded with a special visit from the museum mascot, “Hearty Marty”.

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