Lights on Loudoun Festival April 6 Aims to Highlight Emerging Artists

Lights on Loudoun Festival April 6 Aims to Highlight Emerging Artists

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services is teaming up with Northern Virginia Community College – Loudoun Campus to offer young artists in Loudoun County a safe environment to share their work and meet other up-and-coming artists.

Lights on Loudoun, a Loudoun County Youth Advisory event, is scheduled from 2 to 10 p.m. on April 6 at the NOVA Loudoun Campus, 21200 Campus Drive in Sterling.

Students 14 and older who are attending a high school in Loudoun County or being home-schooled, and NOVA students with a valid ID for the spring 2019 semester, are eligible to participate.

The idea is to stage a festival to highlighting the talents of young makers and creators in a venue for area students to showcase their talents in the visual and performing arts.

The festival offers a safe environment where young artists can share their work and collaborate and learn from professional artists and performers. Participants will have access to free installation workshops, question-and-answer sessions, opportunities to discover higher education offerings in the performing and fine arts and a hospitality suite during the live event.

Submissions for work in all art modalities will be considered, including 2D visual art, 3D visual art, theater, spoken word, creative writing, improv comedy, live music, film and projected digital art. Current high school students younger than 14 can email alexander.beard@loudoun.gov regarding eligibility.

The Loudoun County Youth Advisory Council is comprised of innovators and creators from high schools across Loudoun County, whose goal is to recognize the importance of diversity and collaboration for individual and community growth.

The organization has more than 13 years of commitment to creative teen and young adult programs, including LoCo ImprovFEST and Loudoun’s Battle of the Bands.

For more information, visit lightsonloudoun.com.

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