For Immediate Release                                                  
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood 
205-758-5195, x6


 (Tuscaloosa) The Arts Council will host Westwood Art Month at the Bama featuring the fine arts programs of Westwood Elementary in Coker, AL.  An annual occurrence, the May event will include an exhibit of the students’ visual art and the eighth annual Musical Extravaganza in the theatre.

Art work created by students in grades K through five will be displayed in the Bama’s Junior League Gallery from May 2 through 17, 2013.  All work is original and consists of drawing and painting.  Awards for Best of Show, first, second, third and honorable mention will be given in grades K-2 and 3-5.  Admission to the exhibit is free.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and 1 p.m. until 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, during daytime hours.

The Eighth Annual Musical Extravaganza will feature the Westwood Singers in On the Radio and will take place on May 2 at 7:00 p.m.  Box office and doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Also performing will be the Westwood Singers II, composed of grades 1 – 3.  The musical is directed and rehearsed by Merry Livingston.  Admission to the musical is $5 for adults/teens and $1 for children twelve and under. Ages 5 and younger will be admitted free. Contact Westwood at 342-2666 for additional ticket information.

The Arts Council is Westwood’s partner in the Tuscaloosa County Adopt-A-School program. For more information about the program, visit 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.