Ashley Furniture, Davie County Schools host annual Arts Smart Festival

ADVANCE, N.C. – Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC partnered with Davie County Schools in support of their annual Arts Smart Festival held on Saturday, May 11 at Davie High School, which included a donation for the event. Ashley has been a proud supporter and partner of Davie County Schools Arts Smart for a decade. With a focus on empowering students and fostering creativity, Ashley has donated funds towards various initiatives including theater, dance, band and art, impacting thousands of students in the Davie County School District.

“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, South Davie Middle School Art Teacher. “We appreciate our partnership with Ashley and our art experiences are much stronger thanks to the support.” 

Representatives from Ashley Furniture Industries and Davie County Schools

​In addition to the donation, Ashley awarded three students scholarships for their artistic work throughout the year and at the event. This year’s recipients include Sophia Aguayo-Bermudez (Visual Arts), Caroline Landy (Music) and Lizzie Rappaport (Band).​

The Arts Smart 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 immense pride in partnering with K-12 and post-secondary schools to encourage students, enhance creativity and enrich education through a wide array of opportunities. Ashley is committed to investing in future leaders and fostering creativity through access to the arts.  

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