Save the Arts Festival at RIT, May 1




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Rochester Institute of Technology hosts the second annual Save the Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 in the Sentinel sculpture quad in front of the Student Alumni Union.

The festival features work from students, faculty, alumni and local artists and was created in response to last year’s budget cuts to support Jefferson and Marshall public school art programs. It is sponsored by the Student Illustrator’s Guild, Student Volunteer Office, College Activities Board, Student Government and Student Affairs.

Along with artwork, the festival features live local music and a kids’ crafts area offering activities and displaying children’s artwork. A silent auction and raffle will be held. All of the proceeds from the festival will directly support Rochester art education.

There is a $2 suggested donation for the festival, for which attendees receive tickets for raffle items or to participate in kids’ craft tables.

Artist tables cost $20-$30 for students, $50 for alumni and faculty and $100 for local artists. Registration forms are available at www.rit.edu/~cml7711/artsfestival/ or e-mail theritartsfestival@hotmail.com. For more information, contact the Student Volunteer Office at 475-6056.

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