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Students to celebrate the arts at high school

Sisters High School will host the annual ARTifacts Night on Thursday, March 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

While this is the 23rd art benefit being held for Sisters High School, this year’s ARTifacts Night is only the third annual interactive art benefit of its kind.

Sisters High School’s annual art benefit began 23 years ago, under the name “Coffee House” and was started by Mike Baynes, who was the art teacher at the high school through 2010. While the art benefit’s name has been changed to “ARTifacts” and is now an interactive exhibit, its purpose is still the same — to showcase the high school’s visual arts, as well as its musical art.

This year’s ARTifacts Night will feature a variety of interactive stations, including potters’ wheels, painting, henna, shrink film accessories, and much more. Art students will be selling hand printed T-shirts as they did at last year’s ARTifacts, but with the addition of a tie-dye option.

ARTifacts isn’t just interactive exhibits; there will also be cupcakes made by the culinary class, guitars on show built by the luthier classes, and student art on display, including the senior art portfolios.

The choir, band, and Americana Project classes will be providing the background music for the evening.

ARTifacts Night is held in the commons of Sisters High School, and has an entrance fee of $5 per person, or $20 per family. There will also be a silent auction during ARTifacts night this year, and its proceeds, as well as those from entrance fees, will go to the Visual Arts Program, the Visual Arts Senior Scholarship, and set design for the next musical the high school will put on in the fall of 2021.


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