Note: Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus have announced the cancellation of the Lights on Loudoun event scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Loudoun campus in Sterling. The inaugural event, planned as a venue for young emerging artists to showcase their talents, may be rescheduled at a later date during the 2019-2020 academic year. Representatives will be reaching out to teens and young adults who submitted a participant application.

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Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus are teaming up to launch an emerging artist festival highlighting the talents of young makers and creators.

The Lights on Loudoun program will provide a venue for area students to showcase their talents in the visual and performing arts. The event will be held Saturday, April 6, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Loudoun campus located at 21200 Campus Drive in Sterling.

Organizers want to offer a safe environment where young artists can share their work, meet other up-and-coming artists, collaborate and learn from professional artists and performers. Event participants will have access to free installation workshops, Q&A sessions, and opportunities to discover higher education offerings in the performing.

Loudoun students age 14 and older and NVCC students with a valid ID for the spring 2019 semester are eligible to participate. Submissions for work in all art modalities will be considered, including 2D visual art, 3D visual art, theater, spoken word, creative writing, improv comedy, live music, film and projected digital art.

High school students under the age of 14 can contact alexander.beard@loudoun.gov regarding eligibility.

Interested makers and creators will find eligibility criteria, online application materials and event details at lightsonloudoun.com.