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ArtsFest 2011
Crowds soak up the art on a beautiful spring day
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Spring weather and dozens of activities drew a large crowd as Georgia Southern University hosted ArtsFest 2011 at Sweetheart Circle Saturday. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

      The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art played host to its annual ArtsFest 2011 on Saturday on the campus' Sweetheart Circle. It was a beautiful spring day of art, music and dance that drew more than 1,000 visitors to the university.

      Children explored a variety of art activities at more than 20 different studio stops where they created giant bubbles, printed Gyotaku fish, made paper origami, sculpted with clay, painted a masterpiece, crafted jewelry or posed in a photo booth. Artists from around the region presented their art for display.

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