FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2008

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

 

Volunteers Needed for Teen Arts Festival, March 6-7

Do you like working with artists, teachers and students? The Union County Teen Arts Festival provides an opportunity for volunteers to get involved.

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 Parks and Community Renewal, is a two-day celebration of the arts held annually at Union County College in Cranford. The event, scheduled for March 6 and 7, 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 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.