Saturday, April 23
10 am - 4 pm
Sweetheart Circle
Georgia Southern University


ArtStops | Community Stage | Artist Market | Food/Beverage | Directions/Parking | Misc

Event Sponsored by:

Statesboro Regional Arts Association

Special donations by:

Community Partners:
Averitt Center for the Arts
Bulloch County School System
Charter Conservatory School (CCAT)

Georgia Southern University:
Betty Foy Sanders Dept of Art
Leadership and Community Engagement
Music Department
Theatre Department

Statesboro Regional Arts Association
Statesboro Regional Library

ArtStops - Stop & Create!

ArtStop Description hosted by Ages
Children's Paint Place Be as creative as you want on these
kid-friendly easels!
Statesboro Bulloch Parks and Recreation 2+
Paint-A-Pet Paint-a-Pet offers larger than life dog and cat sculptures that, together, festival attendees can paint while they look for furry friends to make part of their family. Humane Society of Statesboro-Bulloch County 5+
Clay Factory Be ready to get your hands dirty! Make your own creation at the Clay Factory! Averitt Center for the Arts 3+
Face Painting Let the Averitt Center artist transform your face with simple or elaborate painting! Averitt Center for the Arts 2+
Gyotaku Fish Painting Japanese from gyo "fish" + tako "rubbing" is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing or rubbing, dating from the mid-19th century, a form of nature printing used by fisherman to record their catches. CCAT
Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology
SandArt & Playdoh GSU's Child and Family Development create a sensory experience for the young ones using sandart and playdoh. Georgia Southern Child and Family Development 2+
Digital Art Apps for Mobile Devices Art comes in many forms.Explore how to create a masterpiece using an "app" on a mobile device! Georgia Southern Instructional Resource Center 3+
ARTchery Shoot a bow and arrow to paint a target! (Parents--don't worry....this ArtStop will be staffed by certified archery instructors to provide instruction while maintaining appropriate safety measures at all times. Georgia Southern Shooting Sports Education Center 8+
Color Diffusion Diffuse color using filter paper, personal fans, and projector markers Georgia Southern STEM Institute 5-18
Instrument Petting Zoo Learn about various instruments. Stop by and learn how to play an instrument! National Association for Music Education 1+
Make your own Instrument Make your own instrument! National Association for Music Education 4-12
Rainbow Twirlers Paint and cut paper plates to make your own rainbow twirler! Omega Phi Alpha 4-10
Decorate A Bag You'll need a unique bag to carry around all of your artistic creations from the event...stop by and design it here! Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation All ages
Picasso Collages Using a variety of items, you can make your own Picasso Collage! Averitt Center for the Arts All ages
Sponge Art Participants will cut sponges into various shapes and paint with them to create a unique masterpiece. Black Student Nursing Association 1-10
Pipe Cleaner Art Regardless of who you are, these super-easy pipe cleaner activities will encourage the artistic genius inside us all! Bulloch County 4-H 1st grade+
The Wonders of Watercolor Watercolor is a traditional and beautiful form of painting. Learn the wonders of watercolor as you compose unique paintings. Statesboro Regional Art Association 4+
Action Painting Abstract art created from paint, balls and string! Statesboro Bulloch Parks and Recreation All ages
Tie Dye Tshirts* Buy an ArtsFest tshirt (only $5) at the Info Booth and head over to the Tie Dye ArtStop to learn about color theory and make it your very own! Statesboro Bulloch Parks and Recreation All ages
Marble Painting

We LOVE shaving cream marbling. We love any marbling, really,
but shaving cream marbling is especially fun (it involves shaving cream, after all)
as well as beautiful (the colors are just so vibrant). Come by and see what this ArtStop is all about!

Splash in the Boro Waterpark & Aquatic Center 5-15
Large Scale Prints Artists and local school groups have carved 4'x 4' and 4' x 8' wood relief blocks that will be inked on site and printed using a steam roller (bomag roller) that is being provided by Southern Equipment Rentals. The theme of the Southern Steam Prints event is HISTORY--Personal history, local history...and history of ArtsFest! Southern Steam Prints kids help ink
Papermaking Pools Ever wonder how the paper you draw on is made? Stop by the Papermaking Pool Artstop and make your very own paper. Don't be afraid to get a little messy! Southern Steam Prints All ages
Marvelous Monoprints People of all ages will have the opportunity to create a one of a kind print, using a variety of printmaking techniques in layers of application. You will get to design a work that will be run through the press and make an art work you can take home! Southern Steam Prints All ages
Ceramic Painted Charms on Necklace Paint your own ceramic charms for a unique necklace SHS National Art
Honor Society
All ages
Make your own Mask! Get creative as you make your own mask so you can make your own puppet show or use for role playing! Statesboro Bulloch Parks and Recreation All ages
Bubble Station BUBBLES!!! What more can we say?? Statesboro Bulloch Parks and Recreation All ages
Finger Painting Show us your skills as you use your fingers to paint your masterpiece! Mickey Kicklighter for Superior Court Judge 2-10
Aboriginal Boomerangs Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard! Australian Aboriginals created unique items like boomerangs thousands of years ago and now you can follow in their footsteps with this fun arts and craft project. CCAT
Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology

Community Stage

10 - 10:30 am Statesboro Youth Theater, SHS Theater Class
10:35 - 11:05 am GSU Southern Saxophones
11:10 - 11:40 am Southern Dance Academy & Baton
11:45 am - 12:15 pm GSU Clarinet Ensemble
12:20 - 12:50 pm Statesboro ATA
12:55 - 1:25 pm Statesboro Youth Ballet
1:30 - 2 pm SEBHS Jazz Band
2:05 - 2:35 pm Statesboro School of Dance
2:40 - 3:10 pm GSU Southern Improv
3:15 - 3:45 pm Pladd Dot Music School of Rock

Artist Market

Nancy's Fractal Art Returning for the 4th year, Fractal Art is all about the beautiful art created by math patterns! Kids are welcome to explore a fractal on an ipad, and jewelry is available for purchase.
Sacred Lotus Henna Henna Body Art
Print and Paper Society/ Southern Steam Printing A variety of works created by Georgia Southern students available for purchase.
Toni D Studio Handmade jewelry, crochet and ceremic items. Crochet hats, scarves, stuffed animals, etc. Functional ceremic items also available, as well as, drawings and illustrations.
Statesboro Regional Art Association (SRAA) Original artwork will be available, as well as, members will be actively demonstrating painting and drawing in various media.
Lillie's Handcrafted Jewelry Handcrafted BoHo jewelry including bracelets, necklaces and earrings
UGB Designs Handcrafted items
Ade Oyelami Original Pen and Ink art
Art & Things Spray Painting on rice paper; Indigo Fabrics, etc.
Sugar Pearl Designs Jewelry designed from all (natural items, pearls) gemstones, semi-precious stones, shells and sea glass. Items are designed with sterling silver, 14K golf, or pewter.

Food & Beverages

B & R Treasures and Treats LLC SnoBalls (New Orleans Style)
Our Girls Rock Too, Inc. Brownies, Chewy Bread
Whitesville Full Gospel Church Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, fries and chips.
Sausage dogs and chicken fingers
Fried oreos, homemade lemonade
4 and 20 Bakers Cupcakes
Cork Kettle Corn Kettle Corn
Simply Sweet Cakery Cupcakes, Cookies and Cake Pops
A & J Funnel Cakes Funnel cakes, lemonade, sweet tea

Misc. & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Reminder: Georgia Southern is a Tobacco-Free Campus. No Smoking allowed.
Georgia Southern Museum The GSU Museum will be open 10 am until 5 pm on April 23 for only $2 admission! The current exhibits include:
CLICK! Exploring the History & Science of Cameras - From the first image captured in 1826 through the digital revolution, cameras have become a part of nearly every facet of life. Visitors can explore the art, history, and science of photography through a collection of historic cameras and hands-on activities about how they work.

Archaeology of Camp Lawton - Rediscover a unique chapter in Civil War history through the historical research and archaeological finds made by Georgia Southern University Department of Sociology and Anthropology students and faculty working at the site of the former Camp Lawton, a Confederate Prisoner of War camp located in nearby Jenkins County, Georgia.
How should you dress for ArtsFest? Dress for mess!!! The fun ArtStops may use materials that may not be washable. Bring a smock or wear something that you won't mind getting dirty - or possible stained. We cannot be held accountable for ruined clothing.
What to Bring:

There will be food and beverages for sale. However, feel free to bring a blanket and a lunch-to-go for a picnic while you enjoy the community stage performances!

Cash - Very few vendors accept credit/debit cards.

Sunscreen. While there are lots of trees, we don't want you to go home with a sunburn!

Doggie Bags. We love pets, but please clean up after them!

What if it rains? The show goes on! Keep an eye on this page or our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Statesboro.ArtsFest/ for weather updates and the rainout location.
Where is Sweetheart Circle? Sweetheart Circle is located on the beautiful campus of Georgia Southern University's main entrance on Hwy 301. Click here for directions and parking locations.


Let's have a great event!


SBCPRD: Mike Rollins, Director
PO Box 408 Statesboro, Georgia 30459
PH: (912)764-5637   FX: (912)764-2425