Ashley continues support of school arts programs

Published 9:43 am Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Ashley Furniture Industries (Ashley) partnered with Davie County Schools in support of the annual Arts Smart Festival May 11 at Davie High School.

Ashley has been ad supporter and partner of Davie County Schools Arts Smart for a decade with monetary donations to make the festival possible.

With a focus on empowering students and fostering creativity, Ashley has donated funds towards initiatives including theater, dance, band and art in Davie County Schools.

“With the grant from Ashley, we were able to purchase art materials for our South Davie artists to explore drawing foundation and improve their drawing skills that are critical for High School Visual Arts,” stated Dana Roberts, art teacher. “We appreciate our partnership with Ashley and our art experiences are much stronger thanks to the support.”

In addition to the donation, Ashley awarded three students scholarships for their artistic work throughout the year and at the event: Evan Copeland (Musical Theatre), Kadence Lynch (Visual Art), and Sierra Walker (Dance).

The festival is comprised of students from the Davie County Schools Arts and Education departments which includes artists, singers, dancers, musicians, and actors. The event provides students an opportunity to feature their talents with visual art galleries, make-and-take stations, performances by the theater, music, and dance departments, and more.

Ashley takes pride in partnering with schools to encourage students and enhance creativity. Ashley is committed to investing in future leaders and fostering creativity through access to arts, according to a news release from the company.