(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) “Westwood Art Month at the Bama” will take place April 26-May 5, 2023 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 16th annual Musical Extravaganza in the theatre on May 2. The events are sponsored by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Westwood’s adopt-a-school partner.
The Musical Extravaganza will take place on May 2 at 7 p.m. on stage at the Bama Theatre. The Westwood Singers II (Grades 1-2) will perform musical selections, and the Westwood Singers (grades 3-4) will present “Songs from Around the World.” Over 60 students in grades one through four will participate in this production, with Aldis Donald conducting the choral ensembles. Admission to the musical is $1 for adults and teens and $1 for children twelve and under who are not performing on stage. Tickets will be available at the box office.
Art work created by students in grades K-4 will be displayed at the Bama’s Junior League Gallery April 26-May 4. 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 3-4. 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.
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.