2017 Lakewood Arts Festival Scholarship Winner
Lakewood Arts Festival Awards Scholarship to 2017 LHS Graduate
Since 1981, the Lakewood Arts Festival has funded an annual scholarship for a high school senior moving on to study the arts. The 2017 recipient of the $4,000 scholarship is Lakewood High School graduate Garrett Bodnar. He will study the fine arts at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford this fall. Garrett wants to further his art education and continue to fuel his passion to create. He envisions a career as an artist and also has interests in being a curator or creative director. Garrett said, “I intend to use my art degree to create something original and hopefully positively affect the world and people around me.” Work from Garrett’s portfolio will be on display in Lakewood Public Library for a week near the circulation desk.
The festival also funds $5,000 in grants for arts education and arts programming in Lakewood. This year grants were awarded to Lakewood High School Barnstormers and the Photography Club, H2O (Help to Others) benefitting Lakewood middle-school students), Lakewood Catholic Academy arts programs, The Barton Center Senior arts activities, and The Beck Center for the Arts programs.