LEWISTON – The Lewiston Youth Advisory Council will host a Lewiston-Auburn Youth Fine and Performing Arts Celebration from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 28.

Council members are seeking artwork and performing arts pieces from high school students who live in Lewiston-Auburn. Participants will have the opportunity to display photography, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, paintings and mixed media. Music, theater and the spoken word will be showcased as well.

The brainchild of council member Kelin Sevit, who is involved with theater, other members came on board. Sarah Peters, council chairwoman, said, “This is a project that will enable the community to experience the various talents of area youth. We’re looking forward to hopefully a good response, and perhaps this will become an initiative that can evolve even further in the future.”

The event will be held at the Lewiston Public Library’s new Marsden Hartley Cultural Center in Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St. The council has been meeting with its coordinator, Cindy Larock, while planning the celebration.

Larock said, “Our community is blessed with an enormous wealth of young talent spanning the genres of music, drama, writing and the visual arts, and it’s a privilege for us to be able to showcase a cross section of that creative talent to the public here in our new cultural center.”

While performing arts pieces are being presented, the public will have the opportunity to walk through Callahan Hall to view the art “gallery.” Light refreshments will be served in the evening.

Interested Lewiston-Auburn residents attending high school may submit an entry form that is available on-line at www.ci.lewiston.me.us under “Special Notices.” Local schools will also be made aware of the event and will likely have instructions/entry forms on hand.

A $3 entry fee will be charged per applicant as a youth council fundraiser, and the entry form/fee are due by no later than Friday, April 7.

City Councilor Norm Rousseau, liaison to the youth council, said, “This is a great opportunity that LYAC is providing for their peers. I would encourage youth to submit entries and members of the community to attend this event to experience first hand the many talents of our Twin Cities’ youth. It will no doubt be a very rewarding and refreshing experience for all involved.”


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