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Class Acts Arts: Education & Outreach Through Art
Class Acts Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit arts outreach and presenting organization dedicated to bringing high-quality and culturally diverse performances, workshops, and artists to schools and communities, at-risk youth, seniors, and special needs populations throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.
Join Class Acts Arts in celebrating 20 years of Cultural Arts programming and those that have made it possible:
Ms Priscilla Peterson, MCCPTA Cultural Arts Chair
and The Maret School of Washington DC
Cantare will bring their interactive cultural arts programming to the stage for the Silver Spring Maker Faire this Sunday, September 14. Stop by the Veterans Plaza stage from 12:30 to 1:30 and then enjoy the rest of the faire!
For more information on the Silver Spring Maker Faire, click HERE
Through their performance, Cantare will encourage all to sing and dance on this Latin American tour exploring the Indigenous, European and African cultures that shape its music. Share Cantaré’s captivating Spanish and Portuguese songs and rhythms and experience fascinating instruments - donkey jaw, goat toenail rattle and armadillo shell guitar. Themed programs include Carnaval, Navidad, Rainforest, Native American Roots and Latin American Folktales). Performance highlights include National Museum of Women in the Arts, Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Smithsonian Discovery Theater and Wolf Trap.
The Washington Area Music Association nominated Cantaré 7 times for Best Children’s Group or Best Latin Group, and Cecilia Esquivel 5 times for Best Latino Vocalist. She received the WAMMIE award in 2004, 2007 and 2008. Cantaré is a 2006 Parents’ Choice Recommended award winner for their CD, Al Agua Pato. A larger ensemble is also available. Winter discount.
Class Acts Arts begins a year-long celebration of the arts in education and artists in the community. The celebration kicks off on Thursday, October 16 at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Proceeds from the event benefit the Class Acts Arts educational outreach programming.
Host Laurie Edberg interviews Class Acts Arts Executive Director James Modrick on BEHIND THE CURTAIN, a YouTube show about the arts and arts organizations in Montgomery County, MD.
On Saturday May, 17, Class Acts Arts Founder, Busy Graham, was recognized for her efforts to increase the funding for visiting performer and artist-in-residence programs in Talbot County schools.
Class Acts Arts joins the Commonweal Foundation for a fourth year of bringing arts programming to summer camps for children and youth from low-income minority households in Montgomery and Prince Georges’ County.
The Gazette shines a spotlight on our very own Project Youth ArtReach today:
Grant to support Project Youth ArtReach, an arts-in-corrections project
Tuesday, April 29 Fundraiser