Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts presents its Virtual Costume Gallery featuring Student Costume Designs



BETHLEHEM, PA– Students of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Production Arts Department, will showcase their original designs from concept through construction in a virtual costume gallery event that will launch on January 22, 2021.


A link to view the gallery will be posted on the school’s website, www.CharterArts.org on the launch date and will be available through the end of February, 2021.


“Watching students put all of their separate learned skills together into this project has been a great affirmation for our Production Arts program,” says Rae Labadie, Charter Arts’ Artistic Director of Production Arts. “Not only will the audience get to witness our students’ creativity and talent in costume design, but they will see student-made short films that give additional insight into our students’ overall education in Production Arts!”


The Charter Arts Production Arts Department focuses on the conceptual, technical, and artistic elements of all designs by working collaboratively to tell a compelling story. Production Arts majors at Charter Arts utilize, develop, and apply their creative skills in a variety of practical applications and contexts. Students explore visual storytelling through the study, design, and construction of sets, costumes, makeup and special effects, props, lighting, projection, and sound. Collaboration is paramount, and students in this major gain hands-on experience supporting the artistic events and programming for all majors at Charter Arts. This major allows students to explore career options in the field, which may include: stage, house, and arts management, design, and technology.



Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.   Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its eighteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.  In 2020, the school earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for the fourth year in a row, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Recently, Charter Arts was ranked as #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA (out of 666) and #1 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania on Niche’s 2021 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015.

For more information, visit www.CharterArts.org.