Office of Raleigh Arts Announces 23rd Annual Gifts of Gold Celebration

News posted Feb. 17, 2016 - 12:00 pm
*Best in Show artwork by Sydney Vaught titled “Frida.”Best in Show artwork by Sydney Vaught titled “Frida.”

More than 100 Wake County students ranging from kindergarteners to high school seniors will be represented in the 23rd annual Gifts of Gold arts celebration. Gifts of Gold is a visual component of the Pieces of Gold performing arts extravaganza. It is a collaboration of the City’s Office of Raleigh Arts, Wake County Public Schools and the Wake Education Partnership.

On March 8-9, two- and three-dimensional student artworks submitted by Wake County art teachers will be showcased at a temporary art gallery in the lobby of Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. An awards ceremony will take place in the same location at 4:45 p.m. on March 8.

“We have so many talented young people in our community,” said Jerry Bolas, executive director of the Office of Raleigh Arts. “These artworks are a joy to behold and a testament to their teachers in our Wake County Public School System.”

The Best in Show artwork, titled “Frida,” is by Sydney Vaught of Athens Drive High School. Sydney’s teacher is Farrall Hilton.

The Office of Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the City’s Public Art and Design Board, and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

For more information, contact

  • Belva Parker, Program Director, Office of Raleigh Arts, 919-996-3610
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