VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Foundation will present Van Wert County’s most talented students in its 16th annual Young Artists Showcase. Student musicians from Van Wert, Lincolnview, and Crestview High Schools will perform in this prestigious event based on their performances and ratings at the recent OMEA Solo & Ensemble contest. First United Methodist Church in Van Wert will host this event. It begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. This free concert is open to the public.

The recital consists of solo vocal, instrumental, and piano performances as well as instrumental and vocal ensembles. Since 2003, students that performed in this recital have gone on to become professional musicians, music teachers, and other accomplished careers in professional fields.

Doors open to the public at 2 p.m. First United Methodist is at 113 W. Central Ave. in Van Wert. Please use the Central Avenue or Jefferson Street entrances to the church.