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Clemson Festival of Arts

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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


Be part of our 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!


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. Come for a day of free activities and take home a masterpiece. Special kids area in Abernathy Park.



T-shirt Design Contest
We need you to design our unique Festival of Arts T-shirt for 2017!

Deadline extended to April 28
Enter Here

Open to designers of all ages! Cash Prize



We need lots of hands to make our festival a success.  If you are interested in being a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer application



Festival Artist Application




ARTISTS: Interested in participating.  Please complete the application and email it to bethgautsch@explorearts.org  or mail it to
The Arts Center
attn. Beth Gautsch
212 Butler St
Clemson, SC 29631


Additional Artist Opportunities:


Help us make art exciting and accessible to all by offering an artist demonstration or leading a hands on art project at the 2017 Clemson Festival of Arts. It’s a great opportunity to talk about your work.

  • Artist Demo: Provide an artist demonstration of your craft within a shared space set up for demos. Your demonstration can be as short as :15 minutes or as long as an hour. You are invited to solicit commissioned work and show examples of your finished work during your demo.
  • Hands-on Art Activity: Lead an art hands-on activity for adults or children within a shared space set up for hands-on activities. The hands-on activity time can run from: 30 minutes (or less for children) up to two hours. 



Contact Beth Gautsch at bethgautsch@explorearts.org for more information.

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