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For Immediate Release

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


(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) “Westwood Art Month at the Bama” will take place May 1-16, 2017 and will feature the fine arts programs of Westwood Elementary. Hosted by The Arts Council, the annual event will include an exhibit of the students’ visual art in the Junior League Gallery and the 12th annual Musical Extravaganza in the theatre.

The Musical Extravaganza will take place on May 2 at 7 p.m. on stage at the Bama Theatre. The Westwood Singers will perform the musical “Broadway Beat,” and The Westwood Singers II will sing several musical selections including “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Wabash Cannonball,” and “I’ve Gotta Crow.” Admission is $5 for adults and teens and $1 for children twelve and under who are not performing on stage. Over 100 students in grades one through five will participate in this production. The event is sponsored by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Westwood's adopt-a-school partner.

Art work created by students in grades K-5 will be displayed at the Bama’s Junior League Gallery May 1-16. 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 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.



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Kevin Ledgewood