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Clemson Festival of Arts

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Get Ready!  The Clemson Festival of Arts is Saturday, May 20, 2017

Location: Catherine Smith Plaza and Abernathy Park

This Annual Interactive art festival has become a Clemson favorite. Artistic enrichment for all ages. Local and regional artists will have booths lining the blocked off street that runs between the plaza and the parks- demonstrating their different crafts and selling their works.


Here is what you will find at The Clemson Festival of Arts:


Character Parade-starting at 9:30 am this parade will kick off our Art Festival.  Everyone is invited to participate and prizes will be awarded!  Register online here and have a great time!


Community Art Project– we need your help to complete our project.  The finished piece will be AMAZING!


Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest: 10:00AM to 3:00PM. Judging at 3:00PM


Kids Art Park– Spend an hour or the day with creative activities for the kids


Art in Action– Artist demonstrations and hands-on make & take art projects throughout the day

  • 10:00AM – 4:30PM: Photo Booth
  • 10:00AM – 12:00PM: Mixed Media, Create a Community Scrapbook Quilt
  • 10:00AM – 12:30PM: Ceramics, Create a Holiday Angel Ornament
  • 10:30AM – 11:00AM: Painting, Artist Demonstration
  • 11:15AM – 12:30PM: Painting, Create a Floral Collage
  • 2:00PM – 4:00PM: Ceramics, Create a Holiday Pinwheel Ornament
  • 2:00PM – 4:00PM: Jewelry, Create a Pendant
  • 2:00PM – 4:30PM: Painting, Fun with Acrylics

Music-Your favorite local musicians will be performing throughout the festival

            10:30-11:30  Betsy Bish
            11:30-12:30  Sam Winzenread & Accompanist
             1:00- 2:00    SEWA Drummers
             2:00- 4:00     Rob Seel

Food-Enjoy lunch and snacks from your favorite food vendors
Friends of the Farm

            King of Pops
            Lil Orbits
            Super Taco
            The Arts Center Hot Dogs



We need lots of hands to make our festival a success.  If you are interested in being a volunteering (and getting a free t-shirt!), please complete the Volunteer application









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