Thank you for joining us at our 2017 Spring Arts Festival!
We hope you will join us again Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2018! The Spring Arts Festival at Kennesaw State is an annual indoor/outdoor community event offering the chance for art lovers of all ages to partake in visual and performing arts activities.
New this year will be an expanded artist's market with booths of artwork by local and traveling artists.
2017 Pin Up Show Winners
Trophies for Spring Arts Festival by Page Burch
1st place Rwanna Sandefur
2nd place Asaiya Cooper
3rd place Trislane Boone
1st place Maya Roberts
2nd place Leidy Sanchez
3rd place Samone Lassie
1st place Amos Kang
2nd place Kayleigh Bowman
3rd place Brandon Gonzales
1st place Olga Roos
2nd place Kerri Waller
3rd place Laura LaQuaglia
Best in Show
artwork of octopus artwork by young person
Congratulations to all!
Workshops and Hands-On ActivitiesAttendees of the Spring Arts Festival make designs in their scratch molds
- "Art Abandonment" Social Experiment
- Asian Calligraphy using Sumi Brush
- Face Painting
- Inclusive Art
- Live Portrait Drawing
- Psychic Drawing
- Raku Glazing
- Scratch Molds for Iron Pour
Demonstrations & ExhibitionsFaculty and students of the School of Art and Design our molten iron into scratch molds at the Spring Arts Festival
- Artists' Market (learn more)
- Chalk the ZMA
- Iron Pour
- Junk Yard Art Contest
- Pin-up Show
- Raku Firing
- Wheat Paste Mural Project
- Wheel Throwing Ceramic Vessel
PerformancesThe Jazz Ensemble performs at the 2016 Spring Arts Festival
- Jazz Concert
- Percussion Concert
- Improv Group
- Playmaking Performance
2018 Artists' Market Application
Spring Arts Festival Artists' Market 2018 Information
The Community Artist Market is a new addition to the Spring Arts Festival. This Market will feature booths/tents of professional artists as well as work by student groups. The Artists Market will be promoted on all Spring Arts Festival materials.
Requirements for Entry
Have the following ready to enter on our online form:
- Artist's name -or- name of organization—(school, class/club)
- 5 images of types of works that will be for sale
- Deadline for applications: 11:55 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2018
- Response of acceptance into Festival by Friday, March 2, 2018
- Event Location: Kennesaw State School of Art and Design; Cartersville Road
- Application Open October 6, 2017 - February 16, 2018
Map of Activities
Spring Arts Festival Map of Arts District 2017
Download a full-size 11x17 in. PDF of the 2017 Spring Arts Festival Map.
Updates for the 2018 event will be posted soon!
2017 Schedule of Highlights
Hands-On Activities & Demonstrations
VA102, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lisa Kastello
"Art Abandonment" Social Experiment
VA222, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kristine Hwang
Asian Calligraphy using Sumi Brush
Using traditional brushes and ink, attendees of this workshop will learn how to create the beautiful strokes involved in Asian calligraphy.
Outside Loading Dock of west end of Visual Arts Building
Various techniques and tools will be demonstrated throughout the day. Children will even be able to dabble using clay!
Oudoors at top of Cartersville Ave, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ming Chen
Led by the College's theater set designer and professor, our design students will interact with and provide community service by appling face painting to create exciting, artistic atmosphere to the event
VA115, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rick Garner
All are welcome to participate in a variety of art activities.
VA112, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Joe Remillard
Live Portrait Drawing
Have your portrait drawn by a KSU student!
Outdoors at the top of Cartersville Ave.
Have your picture taken with a historical artist figure or put your face in a famous painting!
VA102, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Christopher Hall
With a large drawing space in front of you and your imagination, express yourself!
VA005, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Jeff Campana
Apply glaze liquid to a bisque-fired ceramic form, then return to see the magical results when the ceramic form is removed from the bright red kiln heat and subjected to post-firing surface crazing and blackening techniques.
Outside the loading dock on west side of Visual Arts Building
Scratch Molds for Iron Pour
Carve your own scratch block, which will be cast onsite with our 2500 degree furnace! This iron pour demonstrates the operations involved in making cast iron art. Due to limited quantities, our blank molds are $5.
Patio area outside main entrance of Visual Arts building
Wheat Paste Demo
Exploring theme of time using wheat paste, live painting, experimentation, and other site-specific installation practices.
Zuckerman Museum of Art Activities
Entrance to Bailey Performance Center, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join Lacy Haslam and the Argosy Archive Airstream to repurpose 'ugly' fruits and vegetables making them into crazy characters. There will be props and materials so you can place and photograph your people in funny vignettes. Presented in conjunction with the ZMA's exhibition Gut Feelings.
East entrance of the ZMA, 10 a.m. - noon
Chalk the ZMA
On the morning of the Arts Festival, elementary, middle, and high school students will face off for this fourth annual sidewalk chalk competition. Stop by to see their impressive work and get into this friendly, spirited event.
Main pavillion of ZMA, noon - 4 p.m.
Color the ZMA
Go big and let loose with coloring at the ZMA! Join us to color a HUGE line drawing of one of the artworks in the exhibition Gut Feelings. You can also check out the exhibition and cool off in the A/C.
Junkyard War Exhibition
Main atrium of the ZMA, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A Cobb County School District Recycled Art Show
Is it junk, trash, or treasure? Whatever you like to call it, recyclable materials can become a valuable resource in the eyes and hands of an artist. This art invitational is a chance for students to rethink, re-imagine, and reinvent the concept of what art is or has to be…And while we’re at it, do our part to contribute to the three R’s of recycling: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
All Booths Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
KSU Assistant Professor Sandee Chamberlain & students
Join us for live sketching demos and sales of a variety of items - art prints, coloring books, hand painted postcards and baked goods. Open to all KSU students this club fosters real world experience for resume and portfolio purposes and hosts professional workshops, 24-hr marathon comic book- & animation-creating events, life drawing sessions, and networking with ASIFA Atlanta. Students will begin pre-production on an animated short film beginning Fall 2017, that when finished in about two years’ time, will be entered into national and international film festivals.
Dark Slide KSU Student Photography Club
The photography club at KSU will show their best works and have some for sale.
Flowery Branch High School
Teacher: Hilary Lamb
A wide range of objects are for sale, including fine art prints, hand-painted decorative signs, pottery, hand crafted jewelry, and artist designed t-shirts. All made by Flowery Branch High School students!
Graphic Design Club
Electronic Illustration and graphic design students show their work and have items for sale.
Kell High School National Honor's Society
Teacher: Laura LaQuagila
Pottery, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, and greeting cards made by high school students are for sale.
Majestic Treasure Box
Artist: Mariah Thomas
This crystals and hand-made jewelry company shares the properties of crystals and makes jewelry unique to the buyer.
ON THE MAIN STAGE (in front of English building)
12 p.m. Big Band/Jazz Ensemble I
12:30 p.m. Jazz Combo
Michael Opitz, Brandon Radaker, Jonathan Pace, Brandon Boone, Caleb Tokarska
1 p.m. Improv Group K.I.S.S
1:30 p.m. Jazz Combo
Andrew Ereddia, Damontae Scott, Zack Smith, Caleb Tokarska, Brandon Boone
2 p.m. KSU Woodwind Quintet
2:30 p.m. Jazz Combo
Kristin Houston, Eric Ramos, Josh Hayward, Fran Lora, Zack Smith
PATIO AREA (behind Visual Arts Building)
12 - 2 p.m. Classical guitar, Aldo Cardenas
2 p.m. KSU Woodwind Trio
3 p.m. KSU Woodwind Duo
Art Education Dept. Bake and TeeShirt Sale
Roy's Royal Dog hotdogs
KSU Alumni Retirees popcorn and drinks
King of Pops popsicles
Performance and Activities Schedule forthe 2018 event will come soon!
2018 Teachers Resources
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