Preschoolers, teachers, and trusted adults gathered in the Piedmont Arts galleries earlier this week for Christmas-themed songs and stories. The Storytelling Santa Claus (Gale Buck) entertained the crowds of children with lovely stories of reindeer, elves, and Christmas bells. In between those stories, the Campbell Court Elementary School Choir donned festive outfits and sang upbeat holiday songs. Over 200 students from local preschools and early education centers clapped and sang along while the choir entertained them. Preschool in the Galleries is one of many ways that Piedmont Arts offers free arts experiences and education to local children.
Preschool in the Galleries is a monthly series of programs for pre-K students designed to foster a love of the performing and visual arts at a young age. Performances are free of charge to students and schools and feature performers from various arts organizations and schools in Martinsville-Henry County. A full schedule of events is available on PiedmontArts.org. Reservations for Preschool in the Galleries can be made by contacting Education Coordinator Christiana Jarrett at CJarrett@PiedmontArts.org.