2021 TASIS Spring Arts Festival
Under the direction of TASIS Founder M. Crist Fleming, who was an ardent supporter of the arts, former faculty members Horst Dürrschmidt and Fernando Gonzales established the TASIS Spring Arts Festival in 1974. Held near the end of each school year, the festival is, in addition to a community-wide celebration of the arts, a final assessment for students in visual arts, theater, and music. “The Spring Arts Festival sets out to recognize the arts and to celebrate and support the unique contributions that the arts and humanities make to TASIS life,” explained Visual Arts Department Chair Martyn Dukes. “It gives us the opportunity to showcase, through performance and exhibition, the arts from across the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. It involves virtually every TASIS student.”
Although ongoing safety regulations will not allow us to hold the 2021 Spring Arts Festival in its traditional form, which would include large audiences in the Palestra and Palmer Center for a number of performances, Mr. Dukes, Performing Arts Department Chair Samantha Forrest, and all the students and teachers who make up their departments are nonetheless excited to showcase their excellent work to the TASIS community over the course of May 7–23.
While some of the events listed below will be attended by a very small student audience, we unfortunately won’t be allowed to invite parents to campus for this year’s festival. We will instead share content on this page, on the TASIS YouTube channel, and on our Instagram and Facebook pages as it becomes available. We hope you enjoy the 2021 Spring Arts Festival and keep an eye on the outstanding work produced by our many student artists!