• History of AWE

  • In 2013 a group of 6 concerned parents wanted to help the WAHS band raise funds to purchase much needed new band uniforms. We decided to launch ArtFest in the West as a fundraiser and showcase of the fine art students' talent including a silent auction. After a successful and fun event we decided to incorporate as a non-profit in Virginia and apply to the IRS as a public trust to become a 501(c) 3 non-profit Corporation to encourage donors by providing a tax – deductible way to donate funds, musical instruments, art supplies, costumes and props. Thus, Arts in Western Education was born!