The third annual Artfest in the West took place Friday night at Western Albemarle High School.
Artfest raised money for art programs in Albemarle County Public Schools’ western feeder pattern.
“Art is one of the first places that gets cut,” said Karen Pfeiffer, Artfest in the West president.
Pfeiffer holds that art plays an important role in everyone’s life.
“It rounds out a person, teaches them to thing with the other side of their brain.”
Over the previous years, Artfest in the West has generated more than $12,000 for marching band uniforms, art supplies, and more.
“These kids are just so talented and they’re really dedicated to their art. And we want to support that and continue that,” said Pfeiffer.