2016 DOOT Winners have been posted

April 12, 2017 in Doing Our Own Thing (DOOT)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Doing Our Own Thing Competition!

2017 ACES Winners have been posted

April 12, 2017 in Artistic Competition for Exceptional Students (ACES)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ACES Competition!

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The Arts Council of Montgomery’s mission is to educate, encourage, and nurture the region’s residents by providing unique cultural arts experiences.

The Arts Council of Montgomery, founded in 1977 by the city of Montgomery’s Cultural Arts Office, is now an independent non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing art education in the River Region. The council sponsors a series of annual programs designed to instruct and reward students in the visual, performing and literary arts. With popular acronyms like ‘DOOT’ and ‘ACES,’ these programs impact thousands of students every year and focus on numerous disciplines, including vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, and a wide variety of visual mediums. Program costs and scholarships are supported solely through fees, grants, and other donations

The Arts Council of Montgomery is made up of a unique cross section of volunteers, including city council appointees and representatives of most of the area’s major arts organizations. Housed in Montgomery’s Armory Learning Arts Center, the council also manages the Anita P. Folmar Art Gallery, which offers regular exhibitions of both student and professional work. The council understands the importance of artistic instruction and expression as part of a well-rounded education and seeks to nurture creativity. Through its work, the Montgomery Arts Council hopes to instill in our youth a lifelong appreciation of the arts.

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Programs
Artistic Competition for Exceptional Students (ACES)

ACES is a program for talented 6th through 12th public and private students in Montgomery, Autauga, and Elmore counties. Students audition or submit entries in eight disciplines of the Arts: acting, dance, instrumental, guitar, piano, strings, visual, and voice.

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Doing Our Own Thing (DOOT)

“Doing Our Own Thing” (DOOT) is a day of education and expression for 9th – 12th grade public, private, and homeschool students in Montgomery, Autauga, and Elmore counties.

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Roxie Lancaster Children’s Holiday Writing Competition

​The Roxie Lancaster Children’s Holiday Writing Competition invites Montgomery County children in 1st – 5th grades to write a short essay about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, winter, December or any other appropriate seasonal topic.

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Anita P. Folmar Art Gallery

The Anita P. Folmar Art Gallery is a space for encouraging, discovering, and celebrating the talents of young people in the Montgomery area.

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Capitol Sounds Young People’s Concert

The Capitol Sounds Young People’s Concert is designed to promote music in our schools and community, and includes an instrument "petting zoo" in the lobby before the concert.

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Glenn Miller Concert

The Glenn Miller Concert is a free community concert featuring the U.S. Air Force "Airmen of Note" who perform the big band swing music of Glenn Miller as well as traditional holiday favorites.

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