Thursday, June 20, 2024

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park announces annual Art Scholarship

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 Leavenworth Village Art in the Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Arts and art education since 1966, announced its annual arts scholarship awards for 2023. The scholarships are made available each year to graduating seniors from the Cascade School District, the Discovery School or adults residing within the Cascade School District who are entering school to pursue an arts degree. “We are thrilled to announce this year’s deserving recipients,” said scholarship committee chair Adele Caemmerer. “These talented young people have demonstrated skill, creativity and dedication in their artistic endeavors and we’re proud to support them as they explore their artistic potential further.” This year’s recipients are all 2023 graduates of Cascade High School. The 2023 Village Art in the Park Scholarship recipients are:  Zoey Sheffield: $10,000 over four years Sheffield is a promising young writer and 2D artist from Leavenworth who will be attending Western Washington University honors college in the fall where she plans to study English, creative writing, and art. She hopes to go on to earn a master’s degree in a creative field. Lauren Haiduc: $10,000 over four years Haiduc enjoys a wide range of the Arts and has enjoyed participating in theatrical productions throughout her high school career. She will be attending Gonzaga University in Spokane where she plans to major in business administration with a minor in theater. Ada Robbins: $2,500 Merit Scholarship Robbins wishes to pursue a career in art and design. Initially she plans to travel to Florence, Italy, to study design, before deciding on her future studies. Leavenworth Village Art in the Park has been providing scholarships to students studying the Arts since 1980. In addition, the organization provides annual Art Enrichments grants to schools and teachers within the Cascade School District, combining for a total of more than $35,000 in grants and scholarships each year. About Leavenworth Village Art in the Park: The non-profit was founded in 1966 and operates the longest running, juried, open-air art exhibition in Washington State in the form of a vibrant outdoor market in Leavenworth’s Front Street Park. The market, which operates from April through October, also provides vital income to the many independent artists who participate each year. Arts Scholarship applications are due by April 15 each year with awards announced annually in June. The scholarships are available to graduating seniors from Cascade High School, the Discovery School or adults residing in the Cascade School District who are entering the educational community with the intention of earning a degree in art. To find out more, visit villageartinthepark.org Press contact: Jamie Howell Leavenworth Village Art in the Park board member/treasurer (509) 679-6411 jamie@villageartinthepark.org

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