CERRO GORDO, NC (WECT) - More than 1,000 students in Columbus County showed off their art in what the school system said is the state's largest student art festival.
The Celebrate the Arts festival at West Columbus High School tried to bring together all different forms of art.
Kelly Jones is the arts education coordinator for Columbus County Schools.
"The 21st century is about creativity," Jones said. "The students who will be successful are those students who can think outside the box and can come up with creative solutions to challenging problems."
Students from all grades had art work on display and students in 6th through 12th grade performed. Middle school students sang a selection of songs including the "Circle of Life" from the Lion King.
With music, paintings, and abstract art, Jones said everything comes full circle.