Mar 21, 2014 4:12 AM by Kaitlyn Fontenot
The Talented Arts Festival is coming to a close this weekend, but there are still quite a few shows scheduled.
This year the theme is based on "SPACE." Talented Program students of all ages will offer visual art exhibitions and live music and theatre performances at two locations during the festival, which runs from March 8 - 22.
The Lafayette Parish School System's Talented Program fosters the development of the artistic talents of kindergarten through 12th-grade students identified by the Louisiana State Department of Education as having extraordinary talent in music, theatre or visual art. Students who have met the state criteria may receive instruction in a specialized enrichment class taught by artist teachers who have special certification based on their expertise in their field. Their instruction is not a duplication of the regular curriculum in these areas, but an acceleration and enrichment of the subject through the guidance and mentorship of professionally experienced artists as a preparation for a lifelong involvement in the arts.