Arts in Education

Arts in Education - Bay Arts Alliance - FL

In an effort to foster a lifelong appreciation of the arts, Bay Arts Alliance believes in beginning early through Arts in Education programming.  Each year, the programming provides live, quality performances for 10,000+ area school children in grades 1, 3, and 5 at the Marina Civic Center in Downtown Panama City.  Children come from all over Bay and the surrounding counties enjoy a variety of experiences including dance, theatre and art, at no cost to parents, students or schools.  Due to the generous support of donors and members, we are able to make a lasting impression on local children through invaluable arts and culture experiences.

Students who study the arts are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement


2018-19 Arts in Education Programs

Coming Soon…


Learn more about the importance of Arts in Education > Facts & Figures Guide by Americans for the Arts.


Past Events

Legend of Sleepy Hollow – 5th grade show

Thursday Oct 27, 2011

Legend tells us that the Headless Horseman roams the village of Sleepy Hollow under the full moon forever looking for a head to replace the one he lost, but is it true? This retelling of the classic tale by Washington Irving will capture your imagination as Brom Bones and Ichabod Crane duel for the affection of the beautiful Katrina. This timeless piece of literature is sure to thrill as it leads you on a spooky jaunt through the woods and into a close encounter with the infamous haunt of the town.

Skippyjon Jones – 1st grade show

Friday Mar 30, 2012

Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese cat!

Ramona Quimby – 3rd grade show

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Hold onto your hats as you follow the latest breathless adventure of the world’s most animated elementary school student. Ramona, the exasperating but lovable third-grader, has delighted young readers for over fifty years through the books of Newbery Medal-winning writer Beverly Clearly. Now, she comes to life on the stage in Ramona Quimby.

The Marcy & Zina Show – 5th grade show

Thursday Sep 20, 2012

We are terribly proud to extend the reach and relevance of our Arts in Education programming! In addition to the free concert for 5th graders, September 20 and 21, Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, award winning song writers, will be leading sight singing workshops for actors and Scott Coulter, who performed here with Stephen Schwartz […]