hroughout the Academy week special events add interest to the regular schedule.

Sunday night features an opening celebration and performance followed by an elegant reception.

The day ends on Monday with the official opening of the art exhibition in the Leu Art Gallery followed by an artist talk and reception.

Late Tuesday afternoon the Arts Academy hosts high tea and music in the historic Belmont mansion as well as a reception and art crawl for the TAA sponsored art exhibitions displayed in Gallery 121, the lobby of the Leu Visual Art Building and in the Leu Art Gallery. A student and teacher visual art recognition ceremony is held as part of the festivities.

Wednesday is TAA Visitors’ Day. That evening the Academy Awards Banquet and Performance honors an outstanding national artist, as participants are treated to a festive dinner meal and entertainment.

Thursday is Alumni Day at the Academy. A Vendor Fair and Carnival is held during the day and a special Ice Cream Social for TAA alumni and friends occurs late Thursday afternoon.

The Academy week concludes with Friday’s Finale Luncheon, an event which includes a performance by the Academy Chorale as well as words of appreciation, closure and challenge.