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Annual Youth Arts Festival set for March 27, artists still needed

GREENVILLE, NC   (Mar. 8, 2010)   —   The sixth annual Youth Arts Festival at East Carolina University will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27 on the mall area in the center of campus. In case of rain, the festival will be held in the Jenkins Fine Arts Building.

The festival will bring to campus more than 100 visual and performing artists who will share their creative talents with children of all ages. Varied and talented musical, dance and theatrical groups will also be featured at the festival. The event is free and open the public.

Artists interested in showcasing their talents, demonstrating the media they work in, or working with the children doing hands-on projects should contact the festival coordinator Dindy Reich at or 252-328-5749.

During the festival, children will have the opportunity to visit with artists demonstrating activities such as wheel thrown ceramics, traditional watercolor painting, weaving, felting, paper-making, printmaking, portraiture and a myriad of other visual art media. Visual artists from Greenville; North Carolina; surrounding states; and the School of Art and Design at ECU are expected to participate.

Children will also have the opportunity to create their own artwork with the help of art education and other students from ECU, as well as many professional artists. There will be fun interactive activities for children of all ages.

This event coincides with the Youth Arts Month sponsored by the North Carolina Art Education Association.

The ECU School of Fine Arts and Communication and the College of Fine Arts and Communication are coordinating the festival. This event is being supported with grants from Target, Pepsi, the North Carolina Arts Council and the Friends of the School of Art and Design. Sponsors at ECU include the Visual Arts Committee, the Department of Recreation and Wellness, The College of Fine Arts and Communication, the School of Music, the School of Theater and Dance, the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs, Ledonia Wright Center and the Division of Student Life.

For more information about the festival or for artists to volunteer, contact Dindy Reich at or 252-328-5749.


Contact: Dindy Reich | 252-328-5749