The Winter Fine Arts Festival is the largest annual showcase of Ashland area grades 6-12 fine & visual arts, and the primary public fundraiser for AHAA. The event features art exhibits, live music and theater performances, as well as a catered dinner created by AHS Culinary Arts. Exhibits showcase student programs in woodworking, textiles, culinary arts, fine art, photography, digital design, band, orchestra, choir, dance, and theater.
The 29th Anuual Winter Fine Arts Festival took place Dec. 11, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this 90-minute event was entirely virtual, with a live-streamed broadcast beginning at 7PM. The event was a big success, but we look forward to returning to a live, in-person event in the Mountain Avenue Theatre in Ashland for 2021. The 2020 event featured musical ensemble performances from middle and high school students, recorded individually and spliced together by teachers and video editors, as well as theater ensemble performances recorded in a similar way, as well as a clip from the virtual musical Clue which was recorded live with each actor at home. The COVID-19 pandemic created huge technical challenges for ensemble directors, but it pushed everyone to explore creative ways to use technology to keep social distancing while still producing quality material. Individual art projects from textiles and fine arts were featured in animated videos, with soundtracks produced by Ashland students. The 2019-2020 AHS Theatre virtual production of Clue went on to place in the Top 10 at the International Thespian Festival!
You can see all 90 glorious minutes of the 2020 live-streamed Winter Fine Arts Festival on YouTube here:
Normally, the in-person Winter Fine Arts Festival features a program of events. To get an idea of the variety of live performance events this event features, here is the program from the 2019 Winter Fine Arts Festival...
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