Fine Arts Festival

Event Overview

The purpose of the Lenawee County Fine Arts Festival is to celebrate and enhance high school students’ knowledge and skills in the fine arts. The FAF was designed to provide Lenawee County high school students an experience with like-minded peers; an opportunity to add to their personal growth; and recognition for their unique gifts and talents. Students have an opportunity to work with professional artists and instructors to better hone their skills and explore new forms of art within their specific track.

Typically, students are involved in one of nine tracks: Band, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Drumline, Orchestra, Video Production, Visual Arts, and Vocal Music.

Held each year in May at Siena Heights University, the 2019 event will be the 12th annual festival. Traditionally, the festival included various workshops and creative experiences, break-out sessions, and instruction that culminated in a collaborative, final performance. New in 2019, the format will be shifting to give students more opportunities to explore different forms of track-specific art through expanded workshops. The final combined performance will also be eliminated, with each track instead hosting a brief sharing session / performance in their rehearsal space, spread out across an evening schedule.

2019 Registration and Information

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2019 Fine Arts Festival theme: "Sieze the Day," inspired by Newsies the Musical.

More information coming soon!

2018 Recap

The 2018 Fine Arts Festival (FAF) was held on May 9, 2018, at Siena Heights University, The Croswell Opera House, and The Adrian Center for the Arts. Over 440 students registered in one of nine tracks: band, creative writing, dance, drama, drumline, orchestra, visual arts, video production, and vocal music. During the day, students participated in instructional workshops, breakout sessions, and other creative experiences. In the evening, students participated in an evening collage-style performance in the SHU Field House to share their learnings and new skills from the day with family members, community members, and other students.

The theme of this year’s Festival was “Rise Up,” inspired by the Broadway hit, Hamilton: An American Musical. Each track explored this theme in unique ways, focusing on specific pieces from the musical and also the concepts of overcoming adversity, standing up for oneself, and rising up to face challenges and opportunities.

This year’s FAF was a success in large part to our sponsors, supporting foundations, and partner organizations: Siena Heights University, The Croswell Opera House, Adrian Center for the Arts, Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Adrian, Adrian District Library, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Craft Handmade, Ghidrah’s Mind Body Spirit, Michigan Works! Southeast, Red Paint Printing, LLC, Red Raptor Comics, The Novelty Shoppe, SASS, Smarty Design Co, and Visit Lenawee.

Fine Arts Festival Snapshots