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The 24th annual Quite Spectacular Arts Festival for students with particular requires was held Tuesday at the new Discovery Planet on Market place, which will hold a grand opening on April two. The festival is sponsored by Artsbridge. (Photo Offered)

PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge celebrated its 24th annual Quite Spectacular Arts Festival for students with particular requires on Tuesday at the new Discovery Planet on Market place.

The new collaboration presented the students an exclusive private day at Discovery Planet on Market place Street and had been the initial group of youngsters to get to expertise the new interactive museum.

“I had under no circumstances skilled Quite Spectacular Arts ahead of taking on my function of executive director,” Artsbridge Executive Director Lyndsay Dennis mentioned. “To strategy an occasion I’d under no circumstances skilled, added to the transform of venue, was a exceptional difficulty. Having said that, we powered via with the finest interests of the students in the forefront of our minds.”

About 340 students from Wood, Wirt, Washington, Tyler, Ritchie, Pleasants and Doddridge counties registered to attend the occasion, which is sponsored by the PM Business via a Spirit of Providing Grant, Dennis mentioned. Though climate kept all from attending, about 285 students had been capable to attend the festival.

Artsbridge set up 4 Art Project stations all through the venue on Tuesday.

“Students designed critters of distinct mediums, which lined up with the theme of the basement level, as effectively as masks, necklaces, collage and more” mentioned Mary Smith, Artsbridge plan co-coordinator who planned all of the art projects for the students.

Wood County Society and its Art Beat Studio presented a fifth art project station with a massive-scale collaborative painting on canvas as effectively as paper butterflies.

Brandon Gress, executive director of the Wood County Society, with employees and volunteers had been excited to be element of the Artsbridge Quite Spectacular Arts Festival.

“Events such as this a single are a large undertaking and with no the help of our neighborhood and volunteers, it just couldn’t be carried out,” Dennis mentioned.

The Parkersburg South National Honor Society and Parkersburg Catholic college offered student volunteers and the ARC of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Yvonne Santin and Wood County Schools, Artsbridge Board Members and the festival committee also offered volunteers.

Michael “Moon” Mullen, a musician and former mayor of Marietta, entertained students through lunch time.

Lunch for the volunteers was donated by Napolis, Mister Bee Potato Chips in Parkersburg and Marietta Workplace Provide. Artsbridge also cited employees at Discovery Planet on Market place like Wendy Shriver and Tres Ross.

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