Save the Arts Festival at RIT, May 10

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Community festival benefits Rochester art education

Rochester Institute of Technology hosts the Save the Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., May 10, in campus parking lots G and H. The new festival, to be held annually, features original art and craft work from students, faculty, alumni and local artists in celebration of the 100th year of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Science unique and award-winning programs.

Along with artwork, the festival features bands, dance performances, jugglers, ensembles and a drum workshop. A Kidz Gallery will be the focal point of the festival, exhibiting creations from local youngsters. RIT student volunteers will provide free arts and crafts projects for children, highlighting the needs of art education in the city of Rochester. All of the proceeds from the festival will directly support Rochester art education.

Admittance for the general public age 12 and older is a suggested $3 donation. Rain location is scheduled for the Fireside Lounge inside the Student Alumni Union at RIT. For more information or if you are an interested artist, e-mail or call the RIT Student Volunteer Center at 475-6056.

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