Kennesaw State hosts arts fair for families with children

The School of the Arts at Kennesaw State University is getting ready for some rip−roarin…

Georgia (Sep 23, 2002) — Kennesaw State hosts arts fair for families with children

Cheryl Anderson Brown


The School of the Arts at Kennesaw State University is getting ready for some rip−roarin' fun as the faculty‚ staff and students prepare to welcome the community to the 8th Annual Be−A−Part−of−the−Arts Fair on Sept. 28. Intended for families with children ages 3−12‚ this free fair‚ held 1−4 p.m.‚ features hands−on activities and performances especially developed with youngsters in mind. The events will take place in and around the Music Building‚ Wilson Building‚ Humanities Building‚ Visual Arts Building and Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater.

Families can start the afternoon at the face painting station where theater makeup artists transform children into animals and superheroes. Then‚ guests can visit the musical petting zoo‚ where children test their skills on symphony instruments from the flute to the violin to the tuba. And‚ don't forget the drums! From there‚ visitors can mosey over to the visual arts zone to create original masterpieces in paint‚ clay and other materials.

Along the way‚ families will want to stop in for special performances by the popular KSU Jazz Ensemble and the Georgia Young Singers of Kennesaw State University.

Before the afternoon is over‚ visitors should pop in for storytelling time with some of Atlanta's favorite storytellers‚ check out performances by area youngsters at the Our Kids Talent Display‚ learn some acting tips and register for great door prizes.

"The arts fair allows children the opportunity to really explore the arts and have a lot of fun discovering music‚ art and theater‚" said Joseph Meeks‚ dean of the School of the Arts.

There is no charge for any of the activities at the Be−A−Part−of−the−Arts Fair. For more information about the fair‚ call 770−423−6650.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 15‚500 from 118 countries‚ offers 55 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit