Petersburg High School students in Skagway for Art Fest with teacher, Ashley Lohr. Photo courtesy of Ashley Lohr

Petersburg High School students in Skagway for Art Fest with teacher, Ashley Lohr. Photo courtesy of Ashley Lohr

Nine Petersburg High School students went to Skagway this month for an annual regional art event known as Art Fest. About 85 high school students from all over Southeast traveled to Skagway to participate.
Paintings done at 2016 Art Fest in Skagway. Photo courtesy of Ashley Lohr

Paintings done at 2016 Art Fest in Skagway. Photo courtesy of Ashley Lohr

It was four days of art. Students were able to choose from 17 workshops.

The Petersburg group was led by art teacher, Ashley Lohr. She spoke with KFSK’s Angela Denning about the event.

Art Fest ran April 7-10 in Skagway. Fundraising for the trip happened all spring, which included a community talent show.

Bird houses made at 2016 Art Fest in Skagway. Photo courtesy of Ashley Lohr

Bird houses made at 2016 Art Fest in Skagway. Photo courtesy of Ashley Lohr

Next year, Petersburg will be hosting Art Fest. Lohr says she will be tapping local artists to help teach the workshops. Community members will also be allowed to take the courses if they want.