Youth Arts Festival set for April 6

Pirates of all ages are invited to join in the fun at the annual Youth Arts Festival.


Pirates of all ages are invited to join in the fun at the annual Youth Arts Festival. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design will host the ninth annual Youth Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 on the mall in the center of campus. In case of rain, the festival will be held in the Leo W. Jenkins Fine Arts Building.

The festival will include more than 100 visual and performing artists from across the Southeast. Musical, dance and theatrical groups will perform. Artist demonstrations will include wheel thrown ceramics, traditional watercolor painting, weaving, blacksmithing, paper-making, printmaking and portraiture.

Children will have the opportunity to create their own artwork assisted by ECU art students and professional artists. Events are free and open to the public.

University support of the Youth Arts Festival comes from ECU’s Office of the Provost, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the Ledonia Wright Center, the Department of Recreation and Wellness, the School of Music, the School of Theater and Dance, the Student Activities Board, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Joyner Library. Community supporters include Target, The Belk Fund, the Friends of the School of Art and Design, the North Carolina Arts Council, Uptown Art and Supply, the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge and Coca-Cola.

For additional information, contact Dindy Reich at 252-328-5749 or e-mail reichd@ecu.edu.

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