ArtsFair Draws Families to Experience the Arts at Wright State

The Second ArtsFair was a huge success as the College of Liberal Arts welcomed over 175 people to its Creative Arts Center on December 7.  Sponsored by Morris Home Girl drawing on the walls at ArtsFairFurnishings, ArtsFair offered area families the chance to tap into their creative energy with Wright State arts students and faculty.  This year’s ArtsFair brought with it a full morning of arts entertainment.  Keeping the chilly weather and snow outside, kids participated in dance and acting lessons, created a printmaking book, experimented with percussion and brass instruments, enjoyed wintertime arts and crafts, drew on the walls in the Robert & Elaine Stein Art Galleries, and enjoyed theatre productions of Oklahoma and Broadway Celebration.  Many enjoyed having their faces painted for the occasion, including our very own Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Kristin Sobolik.

Boy with cowboy and cowgirl at ArtsFairThe original idea for this event came from Larry Klaben, President of Morris Home Furnishings and Wright State alumnus.  He believed there should be a program at Wright State that would make the arts accessible to its employees and graduates as well as families throughout the community. “ArtsFair offered children diverse hands-on experiences and learning opportunities,” said Jennifer Buckwalter, Assistant Dean for Community and Student Engagement in the College of Liberal Arts.  “This was a great chance for Wright State’s fine and performing arts students to interact with and influence our next generation of future artists.  Hopefully attendees will remember the fun they had at Wright State and come back for future arts activities.” Boy and student drummer at ArtsFair

ArtsFair was a fun and educational experience for art lovers of all ages.  Said Su Carter, “My family and I truly enjoyed Artsfair. It was such a nice service to the community. The cooperation within the College of Liberal Arts was so awesome:  students, faculty, and staff worked harmoniously as a team.  The program was well designed to attract all interests and ages, and the arts students at Wright State are very talented!   Attendees felt so well informed and welcome.  Three hours zipped by so fast, even my active grandson did not have free time to get in trouble.  We will come back again!”

We plan to host ArtsFair again in December 2015.  We hope to see you there!

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ArtsFair 2011

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Directions to Campus

Colonel Glenn Construction

A city of Fairborn road construction project on Colonel Glenn Highway next to Wright State University is going to make entering and leaving from the university’s main entrances more challenging over the next several months. Please visit the Facilities Planning & Development website for current details about the project and potential alternative routes into campus.

From the north (Toledo)

I-75 south to I-70 east
I-70 east to I-675 south
I-675 south to North Fairfield Road (Exit 17)
Turn right on North Fairfield Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to Colonel Glenn Highway
Turn left on Colonel Glenn Highway
Turn right at the second traffic light onto University Blvd.
Follow the signs to the Visitor Parking Lot

From the northeast (Cleveland/Akron)

I-71 south to 270 west
270 west to I-70 west
I-70 west to I-675 south
I-675 south to North Fairfield Road (Exit 17)
Turn right on North Fairfield Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to Colonel Glenn Highway
Turn left on Colonel Glenn Highway
Turn right at the second traffic light onto University Blvd.
Follow the signs to the Visitor Parking Lot

From the south

I-75 north to I-675 north
I-675 north to North Fairfield Road (Exit 17). Follow sign for North Fairfield Road (not WSU)
Turn left on North Fairfield Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to Colonel Glenn Highway
Turn left on Colonel Glenn Highway
Turn right at the second traffic light onto University Blvd.
Follow the signs to the Visitor Parking Lot

From the east/west

I-70 to I-675 south
I-675 south to North Fairfield Road (Exit 17)
Turn right on North Fairfield Road, travel approximately 1/2 mile to Colonel Glenn Highway
Turn left on Colonel Glenn Highway
Turn right at the second traffic light onto University Blvd.
Follow the signs to the Visitor Parking Lot

Creative Arts Center Map

Schedule

Who When What & Where
ART 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Draw on the Walls
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries

Aspiring artist of all ages are invited to put their work on the Gallery walls.

Interactive Printmaking Activity
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries

Take home your very own ArtsFair souvenir!

Student artists painting and drawing

MUSIC 9:00 a.m.  ̶  10:30 a.m.

Trumpet Ensemble
Creative Arts Center Balcony

9:00 a.m.  ̶  12:00 p.m.

Wright State Percussion
M146 Creative Arts Center

A fun and interactive display of music, drums, and other percussion instruments.  Includes performances, demos and hands-on interaction.
THEATRE, DANCE & MOTION PICTURES 9:00 a.m.  ̶  12:00 p.m.

Face Painting
Creative Arts Center Commons

9:30 a.m.  ̶  10:00 a.m.

Dance Class (ages 5 & under)
T109 Creative Arts Center

10:10 a.m.  ̶  10:40 a.m.

Oklahoma!
Recital Hall

Acting Class (ages 6-9)
T151 Creative Arts Center

Dance Class (ages 10 & up)
T212 Creative Arts Center

10:50 a.m.  ̶  11:20 a.m.

Oklahoma!
Recital Hall

Acting Class (ages 5 & under)
T151 Creative Arts Center

11:30 a.m.  ̶  12:00 p.m.

MAPP Presents: Broadway Celebration
T131  Creative Arts Center

Acting Class (ages 10 & up)
T151 Creative Arts Center

Dance Class (ages 6-9)
T109 Creative Arts Center