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Artists Sought for Youth Arts Festival

Registration is under way for performing and visual artists for the Youth Arts Festival at ECU Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The annual free festival, now in its fourth year, is designed with children in mind. Artists are invited to showcase their work and give demonstrations about their craft; others conduct performances or offer hands-on projects for children.

In the past, more than 100 artists from ECU and across the region have participated, offering children opportunities to visit with artists skilled in wheel-thrown ceramics, watercolor painting, weaving, felting, paper-making, printmaking and portraiture, as well as music and dance performances.

The event is geared towards teaching children and their families about the diverse and creative possibilities in the community.

This activity coincides with the Youth Arts Month sponsored by the North Carolina Art Education Association. Co-sponsored by ECU and Emerge Gallery, the event is being supported by grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, the ECU Art Enthusiasts and Pepsi.

The festival will be held on ECU’s mall. In case of rain, it will be held in the Jenkins Fine Arts Building on Fifth Street. Contact coordinator Dindy Reich at or at 252-328-5749.


This page originally appeared in the Feb. 29, 2008 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at