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Clemson Festival of Arts

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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May 21
10:00 am - 5:00 pm



This Annual Interactive art festival has become a Clemson favorite. Enjoy a day in downtown Clemson at Catherine Smith Plaza and Jaycee and Abernathy Parks for this one-of-a-kind event on May 21,2016 from 10am to 5pm.  It’s an immersion in art for adults and children of all ages.  Come and enjoy free art activities for artists of all ages.
  • Fine, handcrafted art for sale
  • Artist demonstrations
  • Interactive art activities
  • Kids Art Park
  • Social media scavenger hunt
  • Community art project
  • Live, local music all day
  • Local food vendors
  • New this year: Character Parade


Events schedule
Character Parade  9 AM Line-up and 10 AM start  The festival kicks off with our new Character Parade for all ages.
Register Here

Community Art Project – ALL DAY contribute your artistic ability to the creation of our mystery mural

Kids ART Park- ALL DAY

Social Media Scavenger Hunt-11 AM-4 PM

Art In Action Tent 11:45 AM-5 PM  Make and take art projects throughout the day

  • Musical instruments with Buffalo Barfield
  • Fiber art
  • Mixed media collages
  • Clay
  • Painting
  • Jewelry

Artist Demonstration Tent  10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

  • Glass beads
  • Woodworking
  • Pottery Wheel
  • Clay hand building
  • Book Sculpture
  • Fiber/Weaving

Music in Catherine Smith Plaza

  • 11 AM  Buffalo Barfield’s Interactive concert for kids
  • 2PM SEWA Drumming Performance
  • 3 PM Young Appalachian Musicians
  • 4 PM Andrew Farmer and Friends




To volunteer and be part of the festival sign up using the form below.  All volunteers will receive a free festival t-shirt and our thanks for supporting The ARTS Center and art in Clemson.
Volunteer Registration Form



The Arts Center
212 Butler Street
Clemson, SC 29631
Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM
Fridays 10AM - 2PM
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