FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2007

CONTACT: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419

 

Volunteers Needed for Teen Arts Festival, March 15-16

Do you like working with artists, teachers and students? Here’s your opportunity to get involved with creative teenagers and adults at a celebration of art, music, writing and dance.

The Union County Teen Arts Festival, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Department of Economic Development, is a two-day celebration of the arts held annually at Union County College in Cranford. The event, scheduled for March 15 and 16, is open to all students from public, private and parochial middle and high schools in Union County.

“Nearly 3,000 students participate in performances, critiquing seminars, master classes and workshops with a staff of 50 professional artists in every discipline – visual art, music, creative writing, theater and dance,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “Volunteers are needed to assist artists with workshops, manage performance sites and staff information stations. We appreciate the invaluable assistance of our County residents with this exciting program.”

If you are interested in any of these activities, contact the

Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs
at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202;
(908) 558-2550. Relay Users call 1-800-852-7899.
Or e-mail us at: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.