by Lisa Tome
October is about to get a little more colorful.
Artoberfest 2014 is on its way.
The event, now in its fifth year, will be held Thursday, October 16 from 3-7 p.m. at North East High School.
Since it was founded, the event has expanded and includes many of the school clubs and organizations. The student art contest will feature drawings, paintings, photography, graphic design, ceramics, and more.
There will be judging and prizes. There will be a talent show, and a performance by the school's Blue Crew Marching Band. There will be sports, games, and face painting. There will also be vocal performers, raffles, and a silent auction. School faculty and staff will be in the dunk tank.
Amanda McCoy, a fine arts teacher at the school said this event helps the school's clubs and groups raise money for their events. New this year will be a Raku pottery workshop taught by Doug Berry.
There will also be art vendors - local artisans showing and selling their wares. The talent show will feature 14 performances.