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Festival of the Arts 2017: April 5-9

This year’s campus-wide celebration of all things arts (aka FoTA) runs April 5-9 and covers a multitude of disciplines and art forms – from dance to theater to exhibits to music, and even film, writing, and philosophy.

The popular U-Create! returns Thursday, April 6. Located at Seventh and S streets, this combination street faire and arts showcase features live music, dance performances, and interactive offerings created by teams of students and faculty. There’s plenty to eat from Off the Grid food trucks, and venues include the Verge Center for the Arts, the Axis Gallery and Beatnik Studios. The fun runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Entrance to U-Create! and the galleries is free.

Family Sunday Funday continues its tradition of offering activities for all ages from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Attractions include games, entertainment, and hands-on art projects spread out across the campus.

Other FoTA activities include:

  • A screening of Finding Cleveland, a short film by Baldwin Chiu, a Sacramento State alumnus who is an engineer, actor, and rapper; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, Terrace Suite, The WELL.
  • “The Art of Executions and the Spectacle of Empire”: A presentation by Kim Wagner from Queen Mary University of London on the weaponization of cultural knowledge; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, Library 1001.
  • Plus performances of James and the Giant Peach, presentations from the directors of Northern California’s newest art museums, and a contemporary dance buffet served up by the region’s top professional dance companies.

- Craig Koscho

Full 2017 Schedule 

U-Create! | Sunday Funday

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