ArtsFest 2012 will bring together painting, sculpture, poetry, music, dance, theatre, martial arts, sports and nature for the annual celebration Saturday at Sweetheart Circle. The event gets underway at 11 a.m. and it marks the 30th anniversary of ArtsFest at Georgia Southern.
Food at the event will be provided by NYC Pizzeria, The Clubhouse and Caribbean Feast. Sweets, beverages, barbecue and all sorts of festival food also will be available.
More than 25 studio shops will allow people to experience a large variety of mediums as folks are invited to paint, print, make paper from scratch, sculpt with clay, craft jewelry or pose for a photo.
The Humane Society will invite guests to paint “Larger Than Life” dog sculptures, and will present dogs and cats available for adoption.
Entertainment will be provided by flamenco dancing troupe Aire Flamenco, Curious Moon Puppet Theatre, Children’s Theatre Class, the Society of Swing Cats and Gail Hursey School of Dance, and a variety of musical acts including Pladd Dot Music’s School of Rock, Supernova, The Daisies, Relentless and Hearts of Rebellion.
Animals from Georgia Southern’s Center for Wildlife Education will be in attendance, including Glory, one of the uUniversity’s American bald eagles.
Artists of all types will be on hand demonstrating their talents in jewelry, folk art, painting, ceramics and photography, and works from the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art’s Jewelry Guild will be on display.
Threads of Hope friendship bracelets, made by artisans in the Philippines, will be on sale for $1, and the proceeds will go towards schooling, medical care and nutrition in the Philippines.