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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

Elementary

1st place Rwanna Sandefur

2nd place Asaiya Cooper

3rd place Trislane Boone

Middle School

1st place Maya Roberts

2nd place Leidy Sanchez

3rd place Samone Lassie

High School

1st place Amos Kang

2nd place Kayleigh Bowman

3rd place Brandon Gonzales

Community

1st place Olga Roos

2nd place Kerri Waller

3rd place Laura LaQuaglia

Best in Show

Amos Kang

artwork of octopus artwork by young person  

Congratulations to all!

Workshops and Hands-On Activities

Attendees 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
  • Playmaking
  • Psychic Drawing
  • Raku Glazing
  • Scratch Molds for Iron Pour

Demonstrations & Exhibitions

Faculty and students of the School of Art and Design our molten iron into scratch molds at the Spring Arts Festival
  • Artists' Market (learn more)
  • Blacksmithing
  • Chalk the ZMA
  • Iron Pour
  • Junk Yard Art Contest
  • Pin-up Show
  • Printmaking
  • Raku Firing
  • Wheat Paste Mural Project
  • Wheel Throwing Ceramic Vessel

Performances

The Jazz Ensemble performs at the 2016 Spring Arts Festival
  • Jazz Concert
  • Percussion Concert
  • Improv Group
  • Playmaking Performance
  • 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
    More Details

  • 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!

  • 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
    Blacksmithing
    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
    Face Painting
    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
    Inclusive Art
    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.
    Photobooth
    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
    Psychic Drawing
    With a large drawing space in front of you and your imagination, express yourself!

    VA005, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Jeff Campana
    Raku Glazing 
    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.
    Ugly Fruit
    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.

    Artist's  Market

    All Booths Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Animation Club 
    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.

    Performances

    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

    Food Vendors

    Art Education Dept. Bake and TeeShirt Sale

    Roy's Royal Dog hotdogs

    KSU Alumni Retirees popcorn and drinks

    King of Pops popsicles

    2017 Spring Arts Festival Schedule (PDF)

    Performance and Activities Schedule forthe 2018 event will come soon!

  • Media: please contact Kathie Beckett, kbeckett@kennesaw.edu for interview inquiries, high resolution images, etc.
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