The James River Handprint: Arts & Craft Festival
On October 8, 2016 from 11AM to 3PM, over 150 students, parents, and friends gathered to celebrate the creative talent in our community at The James River Handprint: Arts & Craft Festival. Artists provided a variety of pieces for sale including prints, jewelry, leather molded accessories, “Dragon Eggs”, and 2D pieces. The JRHS gymnasium was filled with laughter and smiles as everyone discussed the different pieces on display. We were also joined by three Capstones (Dance for the Arts, Carry on for Carry, and Kids Helping Kids) who were able to sell baked goods, prints, and cotton candy to support their different causes. Everyone was invited to leave their handprint on the art community by supporting our artists and physically leaving their handprint on the event sign! This collage came together to create one huge piece that will forever show the support of the community for the arts. In addition to discussing art, attendees could get their face painted, play yard games, fly down an inflatable slide, and enjoy ice cream from the Mister Softee Truck. A special thanks to Patient First for sponsoring The James River Handprint; none of this would have been possible without your support.
“Our mental goal was $50, and we exceeded our goal and got our event name out into the community.”
-Dance for the Arts, Gillian Gaunt and Maddie Berghuis
“I thought the Carry On For Carrie booth was wonderful! I enjoyed my time talking about my art and my Capstone Project. I was very happy about the profit I made, all of which will go towards the Carrie Monroe Roarty Scholarship Fund. All in all, a fun time with yummy food and nice, nice people. I really liked being able to get myself out there, even if just for a little bit. Loved it!”
-Carry on for Carrie, Enza Marcy