• Mission

  • AWE (Arts in Western Education) is a non-profit organization created to bring support, awareness, and celebration of The Arts In the Western Albemarle feeder pattern schools* AWE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization. AWE welcomes your support and contributions!

    *Western Albemarle High School
    Henley Middle School
    Brownsville, Crozet, Meriwether Lewis & Murray Elementary Schools


    The primary goals of AWE are to:

    • Support events that showcase the arts in our schools
    • Provide financial support and grants for the arts in the Western Albemarle feeder pattern schools
    • Advocate for policies that strengthen fine arts programs


    Arts in Western Education (AWE) is pleased to announce its grants and arts awards to our teachers in the Western Albemarle feeder schools for the 2015-16 academic year. These awards are made possible because of generous community businesses that support ArtFest in the West and the many parents and friends who attended ArtFest and who participate through the AWEsome 100 fundraising campaign.

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