DePauw invites children to Art Attack

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Children enjoy the festivities of Art Attack 2008 at DePauw.

GREENCASTLE -- Children of all ages are invited to Art Attack, the arts event specifically designed for children during DePauw University's annual ArtsFest.

This year, Art Attack will kick off the weeklong ArtsFest 2009: Art & Power celebration on Nov. 1 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts.

Art Attack is a lively afternoon of performances, workshops, tours and hands-on art activities. In its eighth year, this popular event is an opportunity for DePauw students to share their artistic knowledge and passions with Putnam County children.

The event is free and open to all.

The centrally located Green Center for the Performing Arts will buzz with activity as student organizations, honorary societies, sororities, fraternities, and talented individuals gather to host the fun-filled afternoon. Hands-on crafts will be offered throughout the event including mask making, paper cranes for peace, make-your-own instrument, and jewelry making.

Visitors will be invited to performances offered by Wamidan Dance Troupe, the singers of DePauwCapella, DePauw Color Guard, the improvisational theatre troupe Public Parts Ltd., a belly dance troupe, and more. Also planned are a poetry workshop, a participatory drum circle, and the ever-popular musical petting zoo.

Need more? Stage-struck individuals are encouraged to tour the backstage of Moore Theatre, Yoga sun-salutations will be taught throughout the afternoon, and DePauw's student radio station, WGRE, will be broadcasting from the event offering opportunities for visitors to "be on the radio."

And there's even more.

Parking is free anywhere on campus apart from emergency and reserved spots. Make sure to pick up an ArtsFest 2009: Art & Power brochure while visiting to see the abundance of theatre, art, music, film and creative writing events planned for the remainder of the week.

For additional information check the ArtsFest web site at or contact Gigi Fenlon at 658-4485 or

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