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Arts Alive

Arts Alive 2025 will be our ninth showcase and gallery!  What is Arts Alive?

Arts Alive is a talent showcase for the arts for Vance County Schools students.  It is not a competition and there are no awards given.  This is a chance to showcase the incredible talent in our school district. There is a performance (one performance per school plus a few extras across the district - audition in advance) and an art gallery (art teachers approve all submissions as gallery-ready).   All performances and artwork are done by students in our district.  We also provide an Arts Experience on the morning of Arts Alive to give K-5 students the opportunity for specialized experiences in different areas of visual and performing arts.  And the best part of all of this…there is no cost for any of it!!!

Plan to be with us at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 26, 2025.  More details will be coming but to start your planning, think about these dates.

  • Promotion begins when schools open for 2024-25
  • T-shirt, button, and badge design entries begin on October 1 with selection by mid-November
  • Students that want to perform need to start early to get their performance piece ready to go.  Even though auditions are not until March, it takes time to get audition-ready.
  • Students can begin letting music teachers or Mr. Markoch aware that they wish to perform at any time


  • Week of February 24 - final chance to request an audition
  • Audition Week!!!  Week of March 3 at all school sites  - specific schedule to be released in the fall.  Stay tuned right here! 
  • March 28 - Artwork submission deadline
  • March 20 and March 27 - Stage and Studio Nights at CFI - not required of performers
  • April 2 and 3 - Tech Nights (McGregor Hall)  - all performers will be assigned a date/time and are required to attend
  • April 25 - Dress Rehearsal at McGregor Hall - 6:00 - required of all performers
  • April 26 - Arts Alive, including the Heart of the Art Gallery (3:00) and Performance Showcase (5:00).