Celebration A Festival of the Arts

Celebration A Festival of the Arts

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 10:00am


Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Celebration Art Fair
Featuring a variety of artisans selling their unique array of one-of-a-kind artwork.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: South 7th Street

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Dance: The Littlest Dancer
Featuring pre-ballet and creative movement students from the
DanceLife Center.

Location: DFAC Recital Hall

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
EIU Blue Note Quartet
Jazz students performing traditional and contemporary pieces. Featuring Addie Bayer, Conor Baltz, Eliot Crispin, and Jackson Frosch.

Location: Outdoor Stage

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sand Painting Demonstration
Sponsored by the Coles County Arts Council.

Location: Doudna Concourse

11:00 a.m.
Food Booths open

Location: South side of DFAC on Hayes Street

11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

Location: Outdoor Stage

11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Celebrate Herpetology: Studying Amphibians & Reptiles
Students from the Biology department offering the opportunity to meet these animals up close. None of the species on display are venomous.

Location: Street South 7th Street, east side of Life Science Building (in the event of inclement weather this exhibit will be located in the Doudna Fine Arts Center concourse

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Registration for the Dachshund Dash
$5 entry fee with all proceeds donated to the Genesis Animal Rescue
Location: Information Booth

11:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Dachshund Dash
EIU’s annual “Running of the Wieners”
Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places
Proceeds benefit the Genesis Animal Rescue
Sponsored by Fetcher’s Pet Supply, Charleston, IL

Location: Festival Grounds on South 7th Street

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ceramic Wheel Throwing Demo
Students from EIU’s Art Department will be throwing a large-scale ceramic base.

Location: South 7th Street

12:30-1:30 p.m.
International Group to perform
Sponsored by EIU’s International Center for Global Diversity

Location: Outdoor Stage

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Kid’s Art Activities
Hands-on art activities for pre-schoolers to pre-teens.
Sponsored by the Coles County Arts Council.

Location: South 7th Street

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Come Wind, Come Weather

Artist: Sue de Beer. This installation will take viewers on an exploration of the real and unreal, often blurring the curious boundary between specimen or the observer.

Location: Tarble Arts Center, Brainard & eGallery

2109 Graduate Art Exhibition
The annual thesis exhibition of work by the current MA candidates in Eastern University’s Studio Art program.
Every year a wide range of styles, media, and art-making approaches are on view.

Location: Tarble Arts Center, Main Galleries

2:00 p.m.
The Music Man - presented by Charleston High School
"There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town.

Tickets: General Public $11, Students $9

Location: The Theatre

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Outdoor Stage

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Outdoor Stage

7:00 p.m.
The Music Man - presented by Charleston High School
Tickets: General Public $11, Students $9

Location: The Theatre