JSA All District Arts Extravaganza Saturday, Feb. 24

Mardi Gras Carnival Theme, Live Performances, Art Exhibits, Live and Silent Auctions

Celebrating a Mardi Gras Carnival theme expressed through dance, music, theatrical performances and activities, the Jackson School for the Arts will showcase more than 500 young artists at this year’s All District Arts Extravaganza. JOIN US! 

The 12th annual community arts showcase held at Jackson High School is scheduled February 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will feature performance artists, live paintings, mask making, face painting, and a photo booth to capture the moment. The community is invited to bring a mask and dress for the event, and admission is free.   

“Each year the Extravaganza grows to include more talented student artists,” said program director and district arts consultant, Susan Gardner. “This year’s Carnival theme is a perfect way to express the joy, exuberance, creativity and celebration of the arts.” 

The evening will include more than 30 live performances as well as stunning work by fine artists and photographers. A new exhibit in The Meraki Gallery will display works by prestigious Gold Key and Silver Key Scholastic Art award winners.

This year’s Live Auction will feature more than a dozen experiences and collections including The Ohio State University football Club Seats, Cleveland Indians baseball tickets, weekend getaways and rare jewelry. Back by popular demand, the Silent Auction will present nearly 130 valuable gift baskets for bidding.

Special thanks to Alfred Nickles Bakery, Inc., the Gardner family and the Elefterin family, program sponsor Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty and other major sponsors including The Buzz Maker Public Relations, OnTheBrink Creative, Ash Family Dental, Akron Children’s Hospital, OMNI Orthopaedics, Standard Plumbing & Heating, RE/Max, and Prato’s Pizza who make this event possible, along with more than 100 generous Patrons, in-kind donors and volunteers.