This pandemic has made us realize how important it is to feel a sense of community. When COVID-19 brought a halt to large events like the SELA Arts Festival, local artists went to work reimagining the event online. Their creative efforts yielded an amazing event with talented artists, musicians, dancers, and vendors.
I want to thank the SELA community for coming together to support local art, businesses, and restaurants. I think the festival was an important reminder that we can still feel a sense of community even if we are apart.
Although we weren’t able to celebrate in-person, connecting virtually was a great experience. I hope the art, performances, and sense of community lifted your spirits.
This edition of the R-Guide is about efforts to uplift our community through art, funding and service.
You can still enjoy SELA artwork, as well as performances from local musicians, dancers, and poets for a limited time at selaartsfest.org
You can also see fantastic artwork from the winners of the K-12 AD 63 Art Competition (pictured).
Winners of the AD 63 Art Competition: Top Left: 6th-8th Grade Winner- Rica Eula Marie Sy, 7th Grade, Lakewood; Top right: K-5th Grade Winner-Zella Ferm, 2nd Grade, Lakewood; Bottom Left: 9th-12th Grade Winner- Steve Gomez, 12th grade, Compton & Bottom right: Best of Show- Micah Trinadad, 6th Grade, Lakewood