In an effort to promote sustainability in Mission Viejo and the City’s commitment to the environment, the City will showcase the winners of its Sustainable Art Contest and will have demonstration gardens on display during the May 5-6 Arts Alive Festival. The sixth annual festival boasts different art mediums and sustainable environment art along with a progression of “Outdoor Studios” offering hands-on creative activities and such.
The City launched the creative art contest for high school students last month as part of Mission Viejo’s investment in the arts, economy, environment, education and a healthy civic life. With either a “Trash to Treasure” or “Environmental Message” theme, the winning high school student’s artwork will be showcased during the festival for visitors to savor and embrace. Festival-goers will also enjoy the six or seven demonstration gardens that will be on display. The gardens use California-friendly plants to create both beautiful and practical spaces and will include themes such as vertical, kitchen and moon garden.
The fun-filled Arts Alive Festival is from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at Oso Viejo Park and the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. It follows Mission Viejo’s celebration of Earth Day & Arbor Day on Saturday, April 28.
Volunteers are sought to help with an array of exciting roles during the two-day festival. For information about volunteer opportunities, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-830-7100 ext. 5128.
Information about the festival is available by e-mailing email@example.com or by visiting cityofmissionviejo.org/artsalivefestival/. To see a sneak peak of the color, excitement and fun on tap for this year’s Arts Alive, visit Arts Alive 2012 Preview.