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 (Jul 22, 2003) — 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 9th Annual Be−A−Part−of−the−Arts Fair on Sept. 20. 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.

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‚ folks will want to stop in for special performances by the Cobb Symphony Orchestra‚ Cobb Children’s Theatre‚ KSU Jazz Ensemble and the Georgia Young Singers of Kennesaw State University.

Youngsters can sign up ahead of time to show off their talents in the Super Colossal Art Display or at the Just For Kids Talent Display.

"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 or visit



Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 123 countries. The fourth largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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