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Youth Arts Festival

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

10 am – 4pm

ECU Mall

Rain site: Jenkins Fine Arts Center

Here is a link to short slide show of the festival that is on the ECU news web page.

East Carolina University will present The Tenth Annual Youth Arts Festival on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will be held on the "mall" area in the center of campus. In case of rain, the festival will be held in the Leo W. Jenkins Fine Arts Building on Fifth Street.

The festival will bring over 100 visual and performing artists to campus who will share their creative talents with the children of our community. Varied and talented musical, dance and theatrical groups will also be featured at the festival. Children will have the opportunity to visit with artists demonstrating activities such as wheel thrown ceramics, traditional watercolor painting, weaving, blacksmithing, batik, printmaking, jewelry and lapidary, and a myriad of other visual art media. Featured visual artists will come from surrounding states, North Carolina, Greenville, and from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University.

Children will also have the opportunity to create their own artwork with the help of professional artists and art students. There will be lots of other fun and exciting interactive activities for children of all ages during the day. March 29th will be a day full of "fun and adventure." All children, families and individuals interested in the arts are welcome.

Our stage this year will include:  Cirque de Vol, Magic by David, Steve Myott Puppets, The ECU Storybook theater, Twisted Knot and much more to be announced soon.

The ECU School of Art and Design will again host this event. This event is being supported this year with generous grants from the ECU office of the Provost, ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication, Target, The Belk Fund, the Friends of the School of Art and Design, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Ledonia Wright Center, and the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge. Other sponsors at ECU include the Department of Recreation and Wellness, The College of Fine Arts and Communication, The School of Music, the School of Theater and Dance, the Student Activities Board, and the Office of Institutional Diversity, and ECU Department of Recreation and Wellness and Joyner Library.

To see a short video of the 2009 Youth Arts Festival click here:

All events are free and open to the public.
For More Information about the festival contact:
Dindy Reich

Ninth Annual Youth Arts Festival


Guilds Participating:


Animation and Interactive Design Guild

Art Education Guild

Art History Guild

Ceramics Guild

Illustration Guild

Metals Guild

Painting Guild

Photography Guild

Printmaking Guild

Textile Guild

Wood Guild


Faculty Participating:


Cynthia Bickley-Green-Origami

Tom Braswell-Gray Gallery

Patch Clark-Storybook Theater

Michael Ehlbeck-Printmaking

Seo Eo-Ceramics

Holly Garriott-Interactive Activities

Laurie Godwin-Animation

Wayne Godwin-Animation

Ron Graziani-Art History Guild

Robin Haller-Textiles

Nanyoung Kim-Sock Dolls

Tim Lazure-Metals

Sue Luddeke-Puppets

Amy McIntyre-Animation

Robbie Quinn-Interactive activity

Lisa Beth Robinson-Paper Crafts

Jim Tisnado-Ceramics

Borim Song-Story Art

John Wacker-Drum Circle

Catherine Walker-Music

Angela Wells-Photography

Christine Zoller-Silk Painting



Rebecca Allen-Yoga

Valda Belyeu-Jewelry

Priscilla Best-Storytelling

Ben Bililngsley-Printmaking

Jonathan Bowling-Sculpture

Erin Connelly-Leadership and Resources Team Activity

Eleanor Cook-Edible Book Festival

Brianna Cooper-Dance

Gina Cox-Painting

Tom Dowd-Jerry’s Artarama

Claire Edwards-Interactive art

Kiki Farish--Drawing

Wendy Fergusen-Australian art

Charlotte Fitz-Greenville Museum of art

Beth Gosnell –Science activity

Mike Hamer-Music

Maria Hamra-Beading

Nelle Hayes-Charcoal Portraits

Rabiah Hodges-Weaving

Emily Solden Howard-Mixed Media textiles

Shuko Jacobs-Japanese Calligraphy


Kimberlee Johnson-Henna tattoos

Angel Jones- Birdfeeders

Taylor Johnson-Dance

Roger Kammerer-Caricatures

Lauren Kinlaw-Printmaking

Connie Kochlin-Girl Scout activity

Adam Landsman-Ceramics

Jane Lawrence-Fairies and Demons

Karen Lee-Children’s Illustration

Nikki-Litts-Paper Crafts

Sue Luddeke-Puppets

Cherita Lytle-Greenville Civic Ballet

Steve Myott-Puppets and Stilt walking

Kathryn Osgood—Jewelry

Lorrie Palaroan-Art Activity

Jacob Parker-Large Woodcuts

Sharron Parker-Felting

Anna Partna –Ceramics

Jackie Ponder-Unnatural Resources

Don Price-Blacksmithing

Claire Ramsey-Storytelling

Coleen Ringrose-Printmaking

Gail Ritzer-Fish art

Nell Roberts-Froggs

Deloris and Lenny Samuelson-Lapidary and Wire-Wrapping

Nancy Ruth Scoble- Art Takes Time

Vik Sexton-Fairies and Demons

Carolyn Sleeper-Clay

Edward Storey-Blacksmithing

Sam Taylor-Chairs and Stools

Jon Wacker-Drum Circle

Heather White-Interactive activity

Jeanine York-Jewelry

Pamela Zimmerman-Basketry


Other Entities

A.C. Moore

Accidental Artist

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority

Art Avenue

Campus Recreation and Wellness: Parachute Games

The Center for Family Violence Prevention

ECU School of Music Petting Zoo

Edible Book Festival

Emerge Gallery

Friends of the School of Art and Design


Girl Scouts

Gray Gallery

Greenville Brushstrokes

Greenville Civic Ballet

Greenville Japanese School

Greenville Museum of Art

Greenville Parks and Recreation

Jerry’s Artarama

Kinston Arts Council

Leadership Resources Team

Pitt Community College

Unnatural Resources Institute



Cirque de Vol Studios

Drum Circle

Green Grass Cloggers

Hollis Family Band

Louie Alan

One Spirit Native American Dance Group

Steve Myott Puppets

Storybook Theater

Twisted Knot