BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Teachers, students, and staff within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) are gearing up for a variety of activities as part of EBR’s “Arts in Schools” week.

From April 27 through May 1, students interested in music, theatre arts, dance, media arts, and visual arts will have the opportunity to showcase their work and learn how to utilize their craft for future success. All events are free.

On Wednesday, April 27, students in grades 8-12 can meet with representatives from colleges and universities across the country that have arts programming. “College night” will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Tara High School located at 9002 Whitehall Avenue.

The evening begins with a Q&A with film industry professionals.

On Thursday, April 28, the annual “Film Festival” will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Woodlawn High School’s auditorium located at 15755 Jefferson Highway. The event highlights students in media arts, graphic arts, and theatre classes who have created films. The evening will culminate with the naming of the winner for the 3rd annual EBR Film Festival. Dress to impress, this is a red carpet event.

On Friday, April 29, a “Teacher Art Exhibit” will be on display at River Center Branch Library located at 250 North Boulevard. From 5-7 p.m., the exhibition will feature EBRPSS teachers and highlight the talents of the system’s visual arts teachers.

On Sunday, May 1, everyone is invited to the final event at Galvez Plaza located at 238 North Blvd., in downtown Baton Rouge. From 1-4 p.m., “Art, Jazz, & Pizazz!” will showcase the best-of-the-best art and music in EBR schools with a look at magnet school availability for the 2022-2023 school year.

“Art, Jazz, & Pizazz!” will also feature live jazz-themed performances and school displays. The final event is a performance with EBR jazz students and the Southern University Jazz Band.

On May 1, as part of Arts Week, there will also be free admission to all downtown arts museums.

For more information, visit or call (225) 383-2611.

All events are free. The week culminates with a performance from EBR Jazz Students and the Southern University Jazz Band.