SCAD Family and Alumni Weekend | 4.22.2016 – 4.24.2016 | Savannah, GA

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 3.41.50 PMEach spring, Family and Alumni Weekend offers three fun-filled days of events and opportunities for families of current students to visit Savannah as well as for alumni to reconnect with former classmates at SCAD.

The weekend’s highlight is the 35th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, a signature event that invites students and alumni to create temporary chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks of scenic Forsyth Park.

Registration now open

The paved walkways of Savannah’s scenic Forsyth Park spring to life at the 35th annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival. SCAD students, alumni and high school students create colorful chalk masterpieces and compete for coveted prizes in this tradition that’s nearly as old as the university itself.

Open-air art gallery

The sidewalk artists represent many areas of study offered by SCAD, producing a diverse spectrum of chalk art inspired by distinct styles, backgrounds, interests, cultures and disciplines. See artwork from previous years.

With its chalk art masterpieces and great music and food, Sidewalk Arts Festival is a perfect event for all ages.

Pictures come to life

Experience the art of tableaux vivants — or “living pictures” — at this year’s festival. In this type of display, actors and models depict a scene while remaining silent and motionless, as if in a picture. Particular emphasis is placed on staging, pose, costume, makeup, lighting and facial expression. SCAD staff, faculty and students create the Sidewalk Arts Festival tableau vivants.

Share your experience and follow the action with #scadchalk

Schedule of family events

Friday, April 22, 2016

Parking is available at the Savannah Visitor Center, 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Parking is free for the first hour, $1 per hour until 6 p.m. and free again after 6 p.m.

Event check-in/registration for families
4–6 p.m.
Eichberg Hall lobby, 229 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Pick up your family packet here.

Tour the SCAD Museum of Art
4–7 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
Visit the museum and experience the premier exhibitions on display. Admission for registered families is free throughout the weekend.

Family picnic and meet-and-greet
6–8 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, Alex Townsend Memorial Courtyard
Mingle with university staff, administrators and other families over a casual dinner in the museum courtyard.

Movie Under the Stars (‘Inside Out’)
8:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art ruins
Bring a blanket or low-seated chair to enjoy the film. All students, alumni and their families are invited to attend.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sidewalk Arts Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Forsyth Park, Whitaker and Drayton streets
Enjoy festival activities and watch as chalk masterpieces emerge from the sidewalks of the park. Winners of the competition will be announced at 4 p.m. This year’s event will also include food, music, student performances and a celebration of the university’s many esteemed alumni.

Lunch
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forsyth Park
Enjoy delectable fare from various restaurant stations in the park. NOTE: The student meal plan is not valid with Sidewalk Arts Festival vendors.

Open houses
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Various locations
Select university facilities will host open houses, with faculty and staff available to answer questions.

Alumni recognition and film screening ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 3D
7–10 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
Join us in screening a major motion picture SCAD alumni helped create. All students, alumni and their families are invited to attend.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Discounted brunch at Gryphon
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Gryphon, 337 Bull St.
Enjoy an elegant meal at the university’s premier café, located across from shopSCADand Poetter Hall. Discount vouchers are available to all registered families.

Tour the SCAD Museum of Art
Noon to 5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
Visit museum and enjoy premier exhibitions. Museum admission is free for registered families.

Schedule of alumni events

Alumni interested in attending any of the Family and Alumni Weekend activities below should register online.

Register now to participate as an alumnus.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Alumni reception and museum tours
6–7 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Network with fellow alumni, faculty and the SCAD office for career and alumni success. The alumni reception is restricted to those 21 and older.

Dinner with students and families
7–8 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, Alex Townsend Memorial Courtyard, 601 Turner Blvd.
This dinner is optional. Alumni who wish to attend must RSVP.

Movie Under the Stars: ‘Inside Out’
8:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
Bring a blanket or low-seated chair to enjoy Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out.” All students, alumni and families are invited to attend.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Welcome Home Breakfast at the Alumni Atelier
9–11 a.m.
Forsyth House, 715 Barnard St.
Discover a world of opportunity at the Alumni Atelier open house breakfast. Connect with current Alumni Atelier residents and learn how you can be a part of this exceptional creative experience.

Sidewalk Arts Festival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Forsyth Park
Enjoy festival activities and watch as chalk masterpieces emerge from the park’s sidewalks. Visit the alumni tent for chalk registration and giveaways.

Alumni awards presentation and film screening of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 3D
7-10 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
Join us in honoring the university’s outstanding alumni, then stay to watch a 3-D screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which SCAD alumni helped to create. A SCAD alumnus who contributed to the film will share behind-the-scenes insight into its production. All students, alumni and families are invited to attend.

Accommodations

Many local hotels offer discounted rates for SCAD families. Inquire about SCAD rate availability when booking.

For more information: SCAD Family and Alumni weekend

 

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