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The Events

Thursday, May 17

6:00 – 8:00 PM

  • Parkland High School Student Art Show
    Parkland High School Art Suite
    Admission: Free of Charge

7:00 PM

  • Spring Chorus Concert
    Parkland High School Auditorium
    Admission: Free of Charge

Friday, May 18

7:00 PM

Saturday, May 19

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

12:00 PM – 2:15 PM

  • Dance Showcase
    Parkland High School Auditorium
    Admission: Free of Charge
dance team outside of phs
kids at arts and crafts table
students arts club snow cones table
dance team in from of phs
wall of flower images

Artist's Marketplace

2018 Artists:

Roberta Hower – Bert’s Beadz

Rebekah Roth – Brookfield Bags & More

Dave Heintzelman – Dave Heintzelman Creations

Jewelry Artist

Karen Dorney – The Ink Spot

Vicki Phillips – Jewelry by Vicki

Hershel Dorney – Sculpture Scapes

Jeff Wetherhold – acrylic cityscapes

jewelry for sale
iron on tshirt sale table
stone art display
Artist tent showcase

Our Performance Showcase

Entertainment Under the Tent and Under the Rotunda Cover

2018 Entertainment Schedule! 

Saturday, May 19th 2018


PHS Jazz Band


Parkland Elementary Chorale


SMS Jazz Band


SMS Chorale


OMS Jazz Band


OMS Chorale


Book Reading, author Marsha Heydt


Broadway and Cedar Crest


FOTA Dancers


Character Parade


Indoor Percussion Demo


Character Signature Songs


¡Oye La Música!


Performing Arts Showcase in the Auditorium

2:00-1:00 Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center
1:15-2:15 That’s Dancin’!

More Music Inside!

11:00-1:00 Instrument Exploration PHS Cafeteria


Artist on the Quad

SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 2018

10:00am – 4:00pm

Celebrate the Arts of Our School District and Community. Listen to the sounds of our musicians as their notes drift along the quad. Enter the auditorium and feel the passion of dancers as they glide across the stage. Have the sound of our many voices touch your heart. Watch as actors weave a tale for you. View a gallery of expressions created by future artists. Watch our artists create masterpieces whether it be canvas, fiber or wood. That’s the Parkland Festival of the Arts – Artists On The Quad – A celebration of our school district and community artists, both young and old, both beginning and established, and a part of all of us and the world that surrounds us.

Artists’ Marketplace

Welcome to our Artists Marketplace. Here you will find a variety of work by the most talented craft designers and fine artists. From Water Colors and Prints to Floral Wreaths and Jewelry you will be sure to find the handcrafted creations you’re looking for.

Our Performance Showcase

The soft sounds of a String Orchestra, voices that create emotion, smooth rhythms of a Jazz Ensemble – these and many more are all a part of our Performance Showcase. Beginning at 10:00 AM and every 30 minutes thereafter watch as our Main Stage and Pavilion stage light up with the talent of our district and community – the hidden, the known, and those that are just beginning their journey. Enter the auditorium and enjoy the talents of our local dance studios.

The Hands On Experience

Pin Wheels, 3-D Butterflies, Sand Art and Spin Art – Be an Artist for the Day! Learn a new technique, find a hidden talent. Explore and discover new instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo! Throughout the Festival you will find hands on experiences that will inspire you, allow you to create and ultimately take home a memory.

The Gallery of the District

showcase of art in phs hallway

Elementary, Middle and High – Future Artists in bloom abound in the Parkland School District. Enter the Parkland High School Art Suite or venture into the rotunda to view displays of the best of the best from our schools of the district. Our Elementary and Middle School gallery is located indoors. Listen to live music while you view the wonderful artwork.



Art of Foods

Enter the courtyard of the Festival and find yourself surrounded with a kaleidoscope of foods. Enjoy gourmet hot dogs with

students arts club snow cones table

an array of toppings, grab some popcorn or indulge your sweet tooth with crepes or ice cream. Something for every craving!

The Art of Foods is coordinated by and benefits the various clubs of the Parkland High School. Tickets are required for purchase and are available at the Information Booth.

Video of the 2015 Artists on the Quad event (by Parkland Productions Club):

Parkland's Got Talent

director cut board

Friday, May 18th 2018

7:00 PM
Parkland High School Auditorium

Calling the talented citizens of Parkland!
Parkland is excited to announce the 5th annual Parkland’s Got Talent competition, open to residents of all ages and talents.  Do you have a flair for dance or a juggling prowess? Does your canine companion do extraordinary tricks?  If so, please review the contest rules below and send us your submission!


The Parkland Festival of the Arts is proud to provide scholarships to a high school seniors pursuing a career in a visual or performing arts field.  Candidates must be accepted at an institution of higher learning and must be a declared major in one of the arts fields.

The application will be available in the Department of Visual & Performing Arts Office.

Deadline for application is May 16, 2018 to the Guidance Office.

Get Involved

Sponsors, Volunteers, Performers, Artists…

Get Involved…Become A Part of The Festival!

The Annual Parkland Festival of the Arts is possible due to the generous support of our sponsors, the dedication of our volunteers, and the talent of our local artists and performers.


Success of an event depends on the dedication of our many volunteers. Volunteers are required throughout the Festival and specifically on the day of “Artists on the Quad” – Saturday May 19th. Be a part of the event by contacting Mark Stutz via email or at 610-351-5667.


Singers, Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers and performers of all kinds – this event is for you. Showcase your talent in this district event – young or old, you are all invited. Performers must be Parkland School District residents.  Please visit the Parkland’s Got Talent page for further information and audition requirements.

Artists in Action

Attention Parkland Resident Artists – Painters, sculptures, jewelry designers and more are all welcome to join the Artists’ Marketplace – Display your art, show design in action and sell to the visitors of “Artists on the Quad”. For further information please contact Mark Stutz via email or at 610-351-5667.