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Adopt-A-School

The Adopt-A-School program is a joint partnership between the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and the Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County School Systems. In 1985 educators and business leaders had a vision of area businesses and schools developing an effective working relationship between the business and industrial community and the local school systems.

Image from the Westwood Adpot-a-SchoolFour partnerships were initially created, and since 1985 the program has grown to the current participation of approximately 90 adopters for the 56 public schools in the Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County School Systems.

The Arts Council is a partner to Westwood Elementary School located in west Tuscaloosa County in Coker. The Council contributes to the high educational standards set by the school’s staff and faculty through such programs as Spectrafest, Westwood Art Month at the Bama and the Gail Skidmore Memorial Scholarship.

 

2019 Westwood Art Month at the Bama

14th Musical Extravaganza:
“Pirates! 2: The Hidden Treasure” April 30th at 7 p.m. ; Admission $5

Art Exhibit:
Art work created by students in grades K-5 will be displayed at the Bama’s Junior League Gallery April 30-May 10

“Westwood Art Month at the Bama” will take place April 30-May 10, 2019 and will feature the fine arts programs of Westwood Elementary. The annual event will include an exhibit of the students’ visual art in the Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery and the 14th annual Musical Extravaganza in the theatre. The event is sponsored by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Westwood's adopt-a-school partner.

The Musical Extravaganza will take place on April 30 at 7 p.m. on stage at the Bama Theatre. The Westwood Singers II (Grades 1-3) will perform three musical selections, and the Westwood Singers (grades 4-5) will present “Pirates! 2: The Hidden Treasure.” Over 100 students in grades one through five will participate in this production, with Merry Livingston conducting the choral ensembles.

Admission to the musical is $5 for adults and teens and $1 for children twelve and under who are not performing on stage.

Art work created by students in grades K-5 will be displayed at the Bama’s Junior League Gallery April 30-May 10. All work is original and consists of drawing and painting. Awards for Best of Show, first, second, third and honorable mention will be presented in grades K-2 and 3-5. Admission to the exhibit is free. 

Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. and also during Bama Theatre events. Enter the gallery through The Arts Council offices, located on the second floor of the PARA Building, if visiting during office hours.

The Arts Council is Westwood’s partner in the Tuscaloosa County Adopt-A-School program. For more information about the program, visit the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama at www.tuscaloosachamber.com/aas.