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Celebrate the Arts May 6

Beck Center for the Arts welcomes the public to their fourth annual Community Celebration of the Arts, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012. This annual arts celebration is Beck Center’s way of expressing their appreciation to the community for its continued support. This free event, open to families of all ages, will be held on the Beck Center campus at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Free onsite parking is available.

Entertainment throughout the event will be provided by students and faculty from the Beck Center’s arts education programs. Attendees can also enjoy an afternoon of hands-on art activities, musical and theatrical experiences including:

  • Theater and backstage tours at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • “Try on an Instrument” by playing various band and orchestral instruments
  • Pottery demonstrations in the main lobby
  • Art sale featuring the works of local artisans
  • Create a new public art sculpture
  • Experience the art of dance with Beck’s talented students in the dance studio
  • Dress up in theater costumes and take your picture on stage in the Studio Theater
  • Learn drumming and music making with the early childhood music staff
  • Show off your sidewalk-chalk skills in Beck’s front courtyard
  • Create “spinner art” and a clay pinch pot

At 12:15 p.m. students from Beck Center’s adult improv class will join members of the “Something Dada” improv troupe to perform family-friendly comedy sketches in the Studio Theater. Visitors may then enjoy a programming spotlight at 1 p.m. in the Mackey Main Stage theater with highlights of the upcoming 2012/2013 Professional Theater season and featuring a special performance by Suzuki violinists. The afternoon will also include giveaways, prize drawings, and complimentary refreshments.

Additionally, guests can view two art exhibits now on display at the Beck Center: FOCUS 2012 Photography Exhibition presented by the Beck Center for the Arts in collaboration with the Solon Center for the Arts, and Unchallenged Workmanship: the Artists out of Cowan Pottery presented by the Cleveland Artists Foundation.

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