ArtBreak showcases more than 2,500 original visual and literary artworks created by students in grades K-12! ArtBreak Jurors award $15,000 in Savings Bonds, Prizes & Trophies to more than 100 Caddo and Bossier Visual, Literary, and Performing Student Artists! Plus…after the judges make their decisions, they MUST DEFEND their choices to 200 students who learn the technique of critique, in turn, awarding the “Students’ Choice” Awards! The VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL is dedicated to serving ALL students with physical and/or mental disabilities in Northwest Louisiana with guest artists showing how they use their disabilities as abilities to create Art!! ArtBreak invites everyone to visit each Caddo and Bossier School by viewing over 100 School Exhibit Booths featuring outstanding student artwork and artistic achievements! ArtBreak showcases more than 100 student performances on three stages by Caddo and Bossier Schools’ performing arts programs with a special Superintendents’ Showcase.

There's a special performance this year with American Idol's Jason Castro at 6pm on Saturday night.

Highlights of the ArtBreak Festival include:

ArtBreak Idol Semi-Finals on Saturday, April 28th at 7:00 pm

The Finals on Sunday, April 29th at 2:00 pm

ArtBreak Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 29th at 2:00 pm

Congrats to all the winners so far this year:

ArtBreak 2012 The Leonard and Betty Phillips Juried Exhibition VISUAL Winners

Caddo Magnet High School Best of Show

Student:

M.E. Breithaupt  

Title:

"Redemption"

Teacher:

Shirlene Alexander

Arthur Circle Elementary

Best of Level Pre-K

Student:

Jackson Odaware

Title:

"Tiger in the Sun"

Teacher:

Vanessa Ortiz

Riverside Elementary

Best of Level K

Student:

Lucie McDearmont

Title:

"Neighborhood Watch"

Teacher:

Christine Griffin

Blanchard Elementary

Best of Level 1

Student:

Lindsey Lee

Title:

"Dance"

Teacher:

Candice Voss

Summerfield Elementary

Best of Level 2

Student:

Haley Lasyone

Title: "Me"

Teacher:

Haley McKeehan

University Elementary

Best of Level 3

Student:

Ella Davis

Title:

"Three Sleepy Pigs"

Teacher:

Susie Nelson

South Highlands Elementary

Best of Level 4

Student:

Ravdeep Warar

Title:

"Tap Tap Fun"

Teacher:

Frances Fontaine

Southfield School

Best of Level 5

Student:

Chris Anissian

Title:

"Backpack-O-Rama"

Teacher:

Margaret Holt

Calvary Baptist Academy

Best of Level 6

Student:

Raelee Taylor

Title:

"Imagine"

Teacher:

Lauren Rogers

Youree Drive Middle School

Best of Level 7

Student:

Jada Fortson

Title:

"Midsummer Night's Dream"

Teacher:

Pat Mason

Youree Drive Middle School

Best of Level 8

Student:

Kassie Rearden

Title:

"Tropical Toucan"

Teacher:

Pat Mason

Caddo Talented Arts Program

Best of Level 9

Student:

Madelyn Greenleaf

Title:

"Wild Thing"

Teacher:

Gerald Ortego