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Arts take center stage for Bulldogs this weekend

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport High School’s Fine Arts Club will host its first-ever Fine Arts Festival on Saturday in front of and inside the school.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature local artists and musicians from the community.

“I’m so excited to announce that we will be hosting our very first Fine Arts Festival,” high school art teacher Mindy Sears said. “I’m humbled by how our community shows up for our kids. I’m also thrilled to show the kids the talent that the Ohio Valley has to offer. Thank you for being part of our last blast of the school year.”

The festival will consist of vendors who will sell their own hand-crafted products. There will be live bands with special guests. The Bridgeport High School band will kick off the event by playing with two live local bands — Mr. Fancy Pants and PF.

“You can expect the band boosters’ concessions, kids crafts, raffles and a 50/50 raffle to support the Fine Arts Club and the band boosters,” Sears noted. “Events like this help young learners see how people utilize classroom skills in everyday life. Visiting our local arts festivals has become a big part of my life because I enjoy the artwork and the community.

“I want my students to feel this same sense of community. I want them to see artists who are working within our community, what they are making, and the types of things that sell in our area. Many of them have never been to a festival of this type.”

Vendors expected to attend include Lambros Tsuhlares, Zane A. Miller, Adam William Bedway and Beth Bedway of East Wheeling Clay Works, Joshua Bommer, Luke Novel at GumVillage, Scott Hanson Illustrations, Colleen Cominsky of Colleen’s Crafty Creations, BANixon of Lone Star Design, Savannah Guz Studios, Mindi Yarbrough Langford, Courtney Moulder at Apartment Two, Natalie Kovacs and Haunted Holistics.

“Come out and support our artists,” Sears said.

Bridgeport High School is located at 55781 National Road.

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