Art at the Park

Art at the Park (AATP) is Christ Episcopal School’s week-long celebration of the arts, which culminates in our unique take on a school fair.

Kicking off with an adults-only cocktail event, the week progresses with a child-centered, gallery-style art exhibit and reception; the jaw-dropping, student-created Box Parade; and, finally, a Saturday spent on our sprawling campus with confetti eggs, wacky hair, and arts and crafts to spare.

Hosted by the Christ Episcopal School Parent Association (CESPA), it is the school’s largest event, and it brings in significant funding that supports educational enhancements.

The name “Art at the Park” nods to the event’s history. Held in Bogue Falaya Park in its early years, Art at the Park is now held on the bucolic grounds of the Christwood Boulevard Campus (CBC).

Schedule of Events

Art at the Park 2024 

Opening Night Party – April 13

Student Art Show Opening Reception – April 18

Box Parade and Fun Run – April 19

Family Day Fair – April 20

(Battle of the Bands – rescheduled for Fall 2024; no longer AATP affiliated) 

More details below or coming soon!


 

AATP Sponsorship Information


Deadline for inclusion in print and marketing materials is Friday, March 15.

Click here for a printable pdf of the AATP sponsorship opportunities!

Click here to secure your sponsorship online!


 

 

AATP T-Shirt Contest

 

AATP t-shirts will be pre-order only. Watch here for order details coming in March.


 

AATP
Opening Night Party

Saturday, April 13, 7-10 p.m.

Tchefuncta Country Club

 

The Opening Night Party will feature live music by Nola Dukes Band, delicious food and libations, and a silent auction that will include one-of-a-kind student art creations.

Watch here for ticket information coming in March!


 

AATP
Student Art Show Opening Reception

Thursday, April 18, 3-5 p.m.

Dathel Fine Arts Center at the
Christwood Boulevard Campus

The Student Art Show Opening Reception features artwork from all of our students at the CBC, live music, and refreshments. Admission is free. The Student Art Show will also be open to visitors select hours throughout the remaining AATP events.


 

AATP Box Parade

Friday, April 19
(during school hours)

Christwood Boulevard Campus

The traditional Box Parade is held at the CBC, where students in grades 4-12 show off the wearable masterpieces they’ve created with simple cardboard boxes. Younger students–including those from the ECC–and family and friends line the parade route, which also extends to Christwood Retirement Community.

Watch here for Box Parade details, including grade-level themes, rules, award categories, day-of specifics, etc., coming in March!


 

AATP Fun Run

Friday, April 19
(during school hours)

Christwood Boulevard Campus

The Fun Run is a CBC-student-only event featuring a short, cross-country style course through the campus. It precedes the Box Parade, and students are encouraged to wear their AATP t-shirts for the run.

Coach Lana Dessauer and the P.E. Department plan the Fun Run, which is free. No registration is required, and all CBC students are encouraged to run, jog, or walk the course.


 

AATP Day Fair

Saturday, April 20

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Christwood Boulevard Campus

The Day Fair features games, arts and crafts, auctions, food and beverages, live music (5-7 p.m., The Benchwarmers), and more, promising a day filled with fun for the entire family!

Watch here for ticket package information and more details coming in March!


 

Art at the Park questions? Email [email protected].