Loyola Village Elementary School and its Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Center (LoVE) will present the inaugural Arts Alive Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the school, 8821 Villanova Ave., Westchester.
The free festival will feature music and dance performances, arts and crafts activities, local vendors, a silent auction and food trucks.
The Squeegies, a local toddler/preschool band, will kick off the entertainment with an interactive performance at noon. The dancing and singing troupe No Boys Allowed will follow with a performance at 12:30 p.m.
Performances will continue on the stage throughout the day including Los Angeles’ own show choir, Vocal Point, dance performances from Vergari Dance Center and LoVE’s own student artists.
“Arts Alive is an opportunity for LoVE families to come together with our Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista and Venice families and enjoy the arts,” said Lara Levicki-Lavi, LoVE Booster Club co-president. “We are excited to showcase and continue to support our students’ passion for the arts through this festival.”
In addition to on-stage entertainment, there will be numerous booths where families can create their own arts and crafts items. There is a small fee for each of the arts and crafts booths to cover supplies.
A variety of local vendors will also be participating, including Silpada Designs, Hona Gami, Big Brazos and Vintage Renewals. The event additionally includes a silent auction with travel and gift items.
Some of Los Angeles’ most popular food trucks will also be on site including Don Chow, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Slammin Sliders, Chunk n Chip, and Munchie Machine.
The event is made possible by a donation from the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation and Avnet Electronics Marketing, event organizers said.