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ArtsFest at Miles Mac

Miles Macdonell Collegiate
June 06, 2019

ArtsFest Web.jpgMiles Macdonell Collegiate held its 4th annual ArtsFest on June 6, closing down the street in front of the school for a celebration of art, music, and dance that has grown every year. 

Over 80 student artists worked on chalk sidewalk art, along with local artist Pink Panda who dropped by for the event. Several students created portraits of the school's unofficial mascot, Kennay the Buckeye (teacher Pamela Okano's golden retriever). 

Miles Mac's Dance Crew showed the crowd some moves and vocal artistry was provided by Superphonic, Prodigy, and the school choir. Students and visitors enjoyed hot dogs and pulled pork made by culinary arts students, bought "lost art" left at the school, painted rocks, and treated themselves to nail art and henna designs. 

All money raised will be donated to ArtBeat Studio, a non-profit organization that supports and aims to empower people dealing with mental health issues through the arts.

Photos: (top) Sidewalk artists and the "lost art" sale; (bottom) Kennay the Buckeye and his portrait artist, student Nataliya Miroshnyk