Arts Fest just around the corner


Poster for the Arts Fest created by Ariel Dunworth, a freshman at BPHS.

It’s finally that time of year! BPHS will be having its annual Arts Fest and Steam Expo on Saturday, May 13 from 1-4 p.m.

What is the Arts Fest and Steam Expo? During the event, students have the opportunity to showcase their hard work to all of those who decide to attend.

It will be displayed in the school for friends and family to come and observe. It’s a great way to show off the work of our many talented students and give them the recognition they deserve.

Also, students are able to sign up for their own table to sell their artwork. Those in attendance are able to buy handmade artwork at tables run by a few students. They are able to sell things like stickers, pins, prints, digital work, and more. 

All tables will be set up in the cafeteria, and students who sign up for a table are responsible for all payments, such as prices and means of transaction. 

Senior ShuTing Lin and sophomore Kimora Stewart will be selling ceramics, paintings, and crotchets. “I’m excited to see what other people are selling,” Kimora said. “I went last year and there were so many interesting pieces of art and things to see.”

Junior Elise Perez also has a table selling jewelry, such as earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

“I think I’m most excited about just getting to see everyone’s art all displayed in one place,” Elise said. “It’s like a cute mini art museum!”

During the festival, there will be other events occurring as well. If you are interested in ceramics and/or painting, there will be live ceramic wheel and painting demos. There will also be silk screenings, so make sure to bring your own T-shirt or tote bag if you are interested!

Other events include button making, paper crafting, Henna tattoos, block-out poetry, and cotton candy.

Why should people attend? It can be a great opportunity to connect with the community through the arts.

“All those who attend will absolutely be inspired by the ideas and artwork created by the students at BPSD,” said Ms. Landay, an art teacher here at BPHS. “Visitors are then able to act upon that creative energy by participating in the various free interactive activities available at the event!”

If available, come visit the Arts Fest and see what it has to offer! It will be this Saturday. If you aren’t able to make it, the galleries will still be displayed in the school for a short amount of time.