Outdoor Arts Festival


This event is sponsored by the Department of Art, Music & Theatre at Armstrong State University, and it is usually held the last Saturday in March outside Fine Arts Hall. In 2015 the Festival will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Each year Armstrong art alumni and current Armstrong art faculty and students exhibit original artwork available for sale in the courtyard of the Fine Arts Hall. From functional ceramics to abstract paintings, participating artists will display a wide variety of attractive artwork. The artists will be on hand to discuss the work they are displaying and the process behind their digital print media, photography, fiber art, pottery, and less traditional but equally inspiring creations such as jewelry art and t-shirts.

The colorful Festival features puppetry, face painting, dynamic story enactments, scarf-juggling coordination challenges, mind-bending improvisational games, and opportunities for kids to experiment with various musical instruments. Armstrong art students have art activities sure to inspire any creative young person. Performing groups from around the city can be found on our stage from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to the delight of the audience.

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
10:30 a.m. New Hampstead High School Chorus, Erica Cahall, director
11 a.m.      Shuman Singers – 5th Grade Chorus, Heather Moore, director
11:30 a.m. Garrison Performing Arts Dance Department, Milne Cato, director
noon          New Horizons Community Jazz Band, Anthony Broadnax, director
12:30 p.m. Oglethorpe Charter School, Melissa Wood, director
1 p.m.        St. Andrews School Drama Program, Richie Cook, director
1:30 p.m.   Armstrong Creative Dramatics, Peter Mellen, director
2 p.m.        Gadsden Elementary Percussion Ensemble, Someari Benson-Jaja, director
2:30 p.m.   Armstrong Masquers cabaret set, Emily Grundstad-Hall, director
3 p.m.        Coastal Middle School – 8th Grade Chorus, Judith Leaptrot, director
3:30 p.m.  Children’s Interactive Music Workshop, Collegiate National Association for Music Education, Carol Benton, director

For those who want to make a full day of the event, food and soft drinks are usually available for purchase.

Admission to Armstrong's Outdoor Arts Festival is FREE.

Children of all ages are encouraged to enjoy this fun-filled day so mark it on your calendar.