A new “Family Sunday Funday” on April 14 is the centerpiece of a dramatically expanded Festival of the Arts at Sacramento State.
Presented by the University’s College of Arts and Letters, this year’s festival will run April 12-17 and will include more attractions to showcase the best of Sacramento State’s arts programs, with productions such as Cabaret, jazz by Saturday Night Live trombonist and Sac State alumnus Steve Turre, and special exhibits in campus art galleries.
“Our festival, like our majors, offers a variety of creative outlets – be it a theatrical or musical performance, a lecture on how artists price their talents and work, a film screening or a poetry reading,” says Edward Inch, dean of the College of Arts and Letters.
Visit www.csus.edu/festival for a complete schedule. Festival highlights include:
Family Sunday Funday runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with demonstrations; performances; exhibits; live music; a special Kids’ Zone; and the best of the city’s mobile food providers, Sacto MoFo, with vendors such as Krush Burgers and Chando’s Tacos.
“Funday is an opportunity for the college to welcome our students, staff, faculty, alumni, neighbors and their families to campus for one day – to experience both the arts and the letters at Sac State,” says Inch. “Funday celebrates what makes our programs so unique.”
The College of Arts and Letters has lined up events for the entire family on that day, including a Kids’ Zone that will be located on the Main Quad at the north end of campus, with a bounce house, free ice cream, and many other child-oriented attractions.
The University’s Ceramics Guild will offer demonstrations of making items from clay on a ceramics wheel. Adults and older children will have the chance to try it themselves.
Visitors to Mendocino Hall will be able to use the sound studio to record themselves and listen to the results.
And there will be theatrical and dance presentations as well as exhibits in galleries across the campus.
Parking on campus is free during the run of Funday, as are all activities except Cabaret and the Sacramento Dance Sampler.
Ticket prices, times and more details about the Festival of the Arts are available at www.csus.edu/festival. More information also is available at the College of Arts and Letters, (916) 278-6502, or at its Facebook page, www.facebookcom/CSUSArtsLetters. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
– Craig Koscho