St. Charles Parish showcases the arts

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LULING – St. Charles Parish Public Schools will celebrate the performing and creative arts at its Annual Arts Awareness Festival Saturday, March 22. The festival takes place from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 12727 U.S. Highway 90, in Luling. 

Throughout the day on multiple stages, students from all schools will perform theatrical, dance and musical selections. In addition, attendees will have opportunities to create a variety of 2D visual art. Paintings and other visual art will be on display and for sale. 

Performances will include selections from “Cinderella” by R. J. Vial Elementary School students, performances by the Destrehan High School and Hahnville High School “Winter Guards,” and songs and scenes from “Annie Jr.” by Harry Hurst Middle School students. Dance performances will also be offered by the Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers and the Stomp Team from Destrehan High School. Musical selections will be performed by choirs, soloists, bands and wind and brass ensembles featuring students from kindergarten through high school.

Arts lovers will certainly find something they will enjoy at this free event throughout the day. Concessions will be available, and exciting door prizes will be awarded. Festival-goers will see examples of how students, teachers and the community of St. Charles Parish produce, perform and value the arts in the public schools.

Now in its sixth year, the Arts Awareness Festival has recently been awarded the Magna Award by the National School Boards Association for its success in reaching out to the parish at-large with a message and example of how genuinely important the performing and creative arts are to students and the community.

For more information, contact Frederick “Rick” Treuting, administrator of student services and the arts, at 985-785-3160 or email at