The 2016 Creativity Festivity theme was “Designing the Future” and celebrates children’s imaginative work in art, theatre, poetry and music. Throughout the two week celebration, DAC hosted events and opportunities for local youth to share their work with the greater arts community in Durango.
The schedule included an exhibit featuring artwork from local elementary, middle school and high school students hung in the Barbara Conrad Gallery at DAC. DAC Applause! students performed two primetime productions of SchoolHouse Rock Live! Jr. and two additional after school outreach performances in the DAC Theatre. The Annual High School Poetry Slam in the DAC Theatre featured students competing from Animas High School and Durango High School and Grand Central, the high school band of Stillwater Music. DAC also hosted our Congressional District’s Annual High School Art Competition alongside the Creativity Festivity exhibit in the Barbara Conrad Gallery with awards presented by US Representative for the 3rd District of Colorado, Congressman Scott Tipton.
Since the launch of the first Creativity Festivity in 1992, DAC has strived to celebrate and nurture learning through the arts.
DAC produces Creativity Festivity for the community to experience and access at free or very low cost admissions thanks to the generous funding of community partners, including Durango School District 9-R, Durango Friends of the Arts, and the Community Foundation of Southwest Colorado.
2016 Creativity Festivity Schedule
Barbara Conrad Gallery
Exhibit Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 4–6pm
HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM
Wednesday, April 13, 5–9pm
Featuring the high school band of Stillwater Music
April 8 & 9, 7pm
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.
$8 DAC Members and Children 12 and under / $12 Non-Members
With Special After School Outreach Performances
April 11 & 12, 4:30pm
$1 DAC Members and Children 12 and under/ $5 General
For more information about Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. click here!
COLORADO 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION
For grades 9–12
Artwork Submission: March 31
Artwork Judging: April 4, 10:30am–1pm
Reception and awards presented by US Representative of the 3rd District of Colorado, Congressman Scott Tipton: Tuesday, April 5, 3–4:30pm
For competition guidelines click here or read below for more information.