SBVC broke out its best for San Bernardino’s third annual Arts Fest, which returned on March 24 at San Manuel Stadium for a massive display of local artistic talent for a free day of family-friendly fun.

This year, SBVC had its own designated section of the event, spotlighting all of its rising stars, including Voci Soli, the advanced choir ensemble on campus. Top-tier art displays, along with a cultural mélange of dancers, singers, and many other noteworthy performances were presented.

Art and technology converged through the participation of Applied Technology divisions on campus. The Art Club displayed their glass blowing, sculptures, clay art, and more, while the welding and electronics departments set up their own technological projects. SBVC also brought beauty and form to the stage through its performing arts department, including improv performances and dances from SBVC instructors.

Aside from SBVC talent, there were dozens of other offerings. The Multi-Cultural Dance Center brought some of their Hawaiian dancers, as well as jazz pieces to drive the beat home. A teen music workshop had performances and visual artists, and the Guatemalan and the Mexican consulates showcased their artists. The San Bernardino Art Council also hosted vibrant art displays featuring local artists.

Food trucks were on site, activities were offered for children, and bands from all over the Inland Empire played a variety of performances. The community was further invited to participate and channel their inner artist with chalk art. It was truly a great opportunity for families to enjoy a variety of activities together for free, and for community and school artists to appreciate each other’s work.