Teen Arts Festival

TAF Bookmark Front FINAL copy

Cover art for this year's "Art of the Street" theme. Created by Heather Thompson.

Cover art for this year’s “Art of the Street” theme. Created by Heather Thompson.

Each March, Monmouth Arts presents the Monmouth Teen Arts Festival in collaboration with Brookdale Community College. Held on the Brookdale campus in Lincroft, this unique event is a great opportunity for teens ages 13 to 19 to experience all disciplines of the arts and participate in workshops, performances, exhibits, and critiques. Registration (and applications for evaluations) for schools and independent students will be found online in the fall preceding the March festival.

Nearly 2,000 teens attend each year, representing different middle and high schools in Monmouth County as well as home-schooled students. During the two-day event, over 35 artists/teachers present workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including musical theater, drama, film making, vocal music, Jazz, creative writing, visual arts, dance and instrumental music.

Although it’s not a competition, professional artists at the festival provide in-depth critical reviews of student work, performances, and group presentations – a process that students report to be most beneficial to their growth as artists. Students and performance groups designated as “superior” at the county level are invited to perform at the State Teen Arts Festival and the Art Education Awards. Plans for State Teen Arts Festival 2016 are underway.

We gratefully acknowledge the continued support of the Brookdale Community College administration and the use of the campus facilities and personnel, which make this event a success.

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The 2015 Teen Arts Festival was held on March 19 & 20, 2015 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey with great success!

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Each year the artist/evaluators for the festival select the top achieving presenters and performers in all arts disciplines of the festival. You can view the best of Festival 2015 by clicking on the link top of the top 2015

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For more information about the festival, please email Manda Gorsegner or call 732-212-1890 x 6.