BELLE GLADE — Approximately 150 youngsters from western Palm Beach County took part in the 26th Annual A4AFL-PBC West Festival “Storybook Comes to Life” on Feb. 17, 2023 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College Glades Campus in Belle Glade. The festival is sponsored by Arts4All Florida–Palm Beach County.
The A4AFL-PBC West Festival provides children with disabilities an opportunity to showcase their achievements in the arts and to be exposed to new visual and performing arts experiences. Children from schools in Belle Glade, Canal Point and South Bay performed, produced and experienced thematic art in several forms through hands on instruction from local artists.
“Storybook Comes to Life” experiences included visual and performing arts activities headed by artists from throughout South Florida. Artists Tracy Rosof-Petersen, Ann Marie O’Brien, Rosalinda Kincaid, Penny Robinson Tubbs, Meaghan Urbaniuk and Jagathy Jayankar, directed the young students in storytelling themed visual arts projects included drawing, mixed media, painting and wearable art. Artists Kat Kenny, Kali DeCarlo, Lisa Lutz, Betty Varnell and Buckley Griffis lead the students through interactive performing arts activities including music, drama, dance and storytelling.
West Festival is sponsored by businesses and individuals from western Palm Beach County.
Arts4All Florida–Palm Beach County, founded in 1985, is an affiliate of Arts4All Florida and sponsored in part by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. The mission of Arts4All Florida–Palm Beach County is to create a society where people of all abilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. For more information, visit www.a4apbc.com.