Xixian holds second Youth Arts Festival
The second Youth Arts Festival of Xixian New Area kicked off at Xianyang Vocational & Technical College, Xixian of Shaanxi province on Nov 30, 2018, attracting over 1,500 students, teachers, and parents.
The second Youth Arts Festival of Xixian New Area kicks off on Nov 30. [Photo/xixianxinqu.gov.cn]
The festival included exhibitions of calligraphy, paintings, and handicrafts, as well as performances covering singing, dancing, and musical plays. More than 500 pieces of artistic works and 20 performances were shortlisted after two rounds of judging.
The event aimed to showcase the artistic talent of local youth, enrich the teenagers' cultural life, and boost Xixian's education development.
Since 2017 when the first festival was held, the activity has attracted attention and participation of many teenagers and artists. In addition to displaying Xixian's artistic achievements, the annual event has helped enhance the area's cultural soft power and comprehensive strength.
A group performance charms at the Youth Arts Festival of Xixian. [Photo/xixianxinqu.gov.cn]
In 2018, Xixian made education development a priority by allocating government funds, offering public resources, providing more quality education resources, and building a basic public education service system that covers urban and rural areas.
The all-around development of education in Xixian has since experienced rapid growth, as public schools have increased in terms of numbers, infrastructure, and teacher resources.
A young child gives a vivid performance at the Youth Arts Festival of Xixian. [Photo/xixianxinqu.gov.cn]