South Mecklenburg High School's visual arts, performing arts and career and technical education departments teamed up last week for the school's first-ever Fashion, Art and Music Week, a week-long showcase of some of the school's finest work.
In the past, there have been individual departmental performances and displays but never anything of this scale, said band director Christopher Rugila.
"The whole idea behind it is just to get peers to recognize what their peers are doing," said Rugila.
Each day last week had a different theme and area of focus.
During the three 30-minute lunches on Monday and Tuesday, there were exhibits from the sewing classes and marketing demonstrations and on Wednesday, the school's jazz ensemble played.
On Thursday, the student government orchestrated a runway show that included "wearable art" designed by students. On Friday, everyone wore fashionable attire.
The event was such a success the faculty are already discussing doing something similar once a month.