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This Saturday - Celebrate 30 Years of ArtsFest!

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Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art

ArtsFest Celebrates it's 30th Year this Saturday! 

FacebookGeorgia Southern University invites you to beautiful Sweetheart Circle for a day of art, music, dance, and more at ArtsFest 2012 on Saturday, April 14th, from 11 am to 5 pm, celebrating its 30th Anniversary! Where else can you experience renowned Flamenco dancers and a local ballet troupe? Where else can you groove to rhythms of jazz and rock, then indulge your passion for beautiful art, and along the way making art yourself – from clay to paint, then finally relaxing with a game of Ultimate Frisbee, afterward munching on BBQ and cotton candy?

The answer? Only at Georgia Southern’s ArtsFest 2012, a free event, open to all.

Enjoy a Variety of Performances! Aire Flamenco will entertain and teach you basic Flamenco dancing steps. Curious Moon Puppet Theatre will delight young and old, on and off the stage, with their one-of-a-kind puppets. The Children’s Theatre Class puts a different spin on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood with their rendition of Totally Red! Georgia Southern’s own Wildlife Center will show off their large menagerie of animals, as well as the University’s matriarch, Glory, a great American Bald Eagle!

Performance ScheduleGroove to the Music! Pladd Dot Music’s School of Rock will be rockin’ their talent this year on the main stage with 4 bands: Supernova, The Daisies, Relentless, and Hearts of Rebellion! These students, all under the age of 18, not only cover some of music’s greatest hits, but also are responsible for writing their own original tunes. On top of that, 4 & Some will belt it out old-school – a capella style - bringing something different to the stage!

Our Community is Overflowing with Talent! Watch Statesboro act, dance, sing and more on the Community Stage sponsored by the Averitt Center for the Arts! Jazz, clarinets, poetry, and karate; we’ve got it all! From the Society of Swing Cats, to a stunning performance by Gail Hursey School of Dance, the community stage is packed with local stars while celebrity impersonators, living statues and mimes roam through the crowd.

Artist Market VenuesVisit the Artist’s Market! Watch artists demonstrating their talents in jewelry, folk art, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and photography, including the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art’s Jewelry Guild! And back by popular demand – One dollar will buy a Threads of Hope friendship bracelet made by artisans in the Philippines to raise funds to provide schooling, medical care and nutrition to those that don’t have the resources to do it on their own.

STOP and Create! Make art at over 25 different Studio Stops. Create giant bubbles, print a fish, make paper, sculpt with clay, paint a masterpiece, craft jewelry or pose for a photo! The Humane Society invites all to paint larger than life dog sculptures (an annual ArtsFest favorite!) and meet the many dogs and cats available for adoption.

Mailing ListLast But Not Least: EAT! Make it a point to eat lunch in the sunshine with a variety of food in one great location! Jerk and curry chicken, pizza, and corn dogs are on the menu. For the sweet tooth, lots of cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, ice cream and Italian ice are mouthwatering treats! Enjoy funnel cakes, strawberry lemonade and other festival food available all day!

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All events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Georgia Southern University will honor requests for reasonable accommodations. For more information contact the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at (912) GSU.ARTS or online at

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Statesboro, Georgia 30460

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