The 45th annual TASIS Spring Arts Festival opened with a Kickoff Event in the Monticello Piazza at 10:10 on Friday, May 10, and will conclude with a Closing Celebration in the Palestra at 17:00 on Sunday, May 19. The week is full of concerts, theatrical performances, dance performances, film screenings, visual arts exhibitions, guest lectures, art workshops, and more. See the full schedule of events below.
Under the direction of TASIS Founder M. Crist Fleming, a passionate advocate of the arts, former faculty members Horst Dürrschmidt and Fernando Gonzales established the Spring Arts Festival in 1974. Held near the end of each school year, the festival is, in addition to a community-wide celebration of the arts, a final assessment for students in visual arts, theater, and music. As Fine Arts Department Chair Martyn Dukes explained at the start of the 2018 festival, “The Spring Arts Festival sets out to recognize the arts and to celebrate and support the unique contributions that the arts and humanities make to TASIS life. The Spring Arts Festival gives us the opportunity to showcase, through performance and exhibition, the arts from across Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. It involves virtually every TASIS student, and in so many ways the Spring Arts Festival is not unlike an enormous end-of-year exam for you all.”
Local food trucks will be on campus from 13:30–17:00 on Sunday and there will be a number of exciting art workshops and interactive performances designed for guests of all ages.
Enjoy a gallery of rehearsal and preparation for the Arts Festival photographs below. More galleries will be added as events take place!