BETHLEHEM, PA—The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Theatre Department Alumni Artist-in-Residency Program is hosting a special event, “Hispanic Heritage Month- Celebration of the Arts” on Saturday, September 30, 2023. This is a FREE event and open to the public. Attendees can enjoy food vendors, artists and performers in the school’s Commons Cafe from 12-4 PM. A special performance will also take place in the Charter Arts Theatre at 4:30 PM.
According to Charter Arts’ Artistic Director of Theatre, Kelly Minner-Bickert: “This event is a celebration to unite the Hispanic artist community in the Lehigh Valley filled with food, music, dancing, and other special performances. Coming together to uplift art and artists of the community as well as those who paved the way.”
Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street in Bethlehem’s Southside Arts District For more information, visit: CharterArts.org.
ABOUT THE CHARTER ARTS THEATRE DEPARTMENT:
The Charter Arts Theatre Department offers a pre-professional training program for high school-aged performers. The goal of the department’s curriculum is to provide students with the skills they will need to move on to competitive college programs as well as professional theatre experiences. Classes are designed to encourage students to create imaginative and compelling characters, to regard their voices and bodies as creative instruments, to expose them to theatrical literature and to instill in them a sense of respect and professionalism for the art form that will stay with them throughout their lives.
ABOUT THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (CHARTER ARTS):
Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students who have a dedicated passion for the creative or performing arts. Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music. Any student entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who resides in Pennsylvania is eligible to audition.
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 was ranked as #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA and #1 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania on Niche’s 2023 Best Schools in America Rankings. The school was also recently ranked in the Top 100 Best Public High Schools in PA on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best High Schools in America.
In 2018, Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
More information about the school and upcoming auditions is available on the school website, CharterArts.org.