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The Arts Are Wild!

The 2nd Annual Young Audiences of Virginia The Arts are Wild will be held May 3, 2014 at the Virginia Zoo from 11:00am-4:00pm!

Arts Are Wild is an awareness opportunity designed to call attention to the importance of literacy and good reading habits at home. Attendees will enjoy performances by YAV artists, hands-on activities at the many "Literacy Exploration Stations," as well as visit all the many animal exhibits the Virginia Zoo has to offer! Meet Cece Bell, award winng children's author and illustrator of "Sock Monkey," and "Rabbit & Robot". The event is co-hosted by Sandra Parker, Anchor of 13 News Now.

Schedule of Events

Pavilion Stage

11:00 AM    Rainbow Puppets, Animal Parade
11:45 AM    Norfolk Public Schools, Writing Contest Recognition
12:30 PM    Cece Bell, Author/Illustrator
1:30 PM      Cindy & Shelly, To The Zoo
2:30 PM      Cece Bell, Author/Illustrator
3:30 PM      Rainbow Puppets, Animal Parade

Field Stage
11:30 AM    Atumpan, African Dance
12:05 PM    Cindy & Shelly, To The Zoo
1:00 PM      Colonial Dances with Rebecca Suerdieck
1:35 PM      Stephen Christoff, Colonial American Music
2:00 PM      Atumpan, African Dance
2:30 PM      Bob Zentz, Homemade Music
3:05 PM      Cindy & Shelly, To The Zoo
3:35 PM      Atumpan, African Dance

Literacy Exploration Stations: Story Boarding, Poet Tree, Heroes Journey, Book Nook, Imagine Nation, Mask Making & Puppeteer, Musical ‘Petting’ Zoo, Character Eyes and MUCH MUCH MORE!

For more information, call 1.800.314.ARTS.

Facebook and Instagram users, PLEASE use #ARTSAREWILD at the event!

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To discuss options for supporting and sponsoring Arts Are Wild, contact our Development Department at developmentdirector@yav.org, or by calling us at 800-314-ARTS.

Young Audiences • Arts for Learning • Virginia
420 North Center Drive, Suite 239
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: 757-466-7555, Fax: 757-455-9859
Toll Free (Outside Hampton Roads) 1-800-314-ARTS (2787)