Annual Event: Art Rocks
Since 2005, GIGS teams up annually with Young at Art – a youth art program run by Mater Dei art teacher Nancy Altemus. Together, the two creative studios collaborate to put on an “end of the school year” community music and art celebration called Art Rocks! Over the years, Art Rocks has grown from a few students displaying their artistic and musical skills to a huge five-stage live music blowout with a backyard loft filled with hundreds of art projects on display. Every GIGS student participates in Art Rocks by playing a duet with his/her teacher. The event was designed to offer kids the most fun and comfortable environment possible to perform in front of their families and friends.