Show off creative talent at UIC Art Fest

Student painting for Art Fest

Student work created at Art Fest will be displayed in the Ward Gallery.


Students can showcase their talent at the UIC Art Fest next week.

Artists and novices will be provided with a canvas, paint and brushes to create masterpieces between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 to 7 in UIC Campus Programs, 340 Student Center East. Students can sign up to participate through Friday.

Artwork will be featured in the Montgomery Ward Gallery Nov. 12 through Dec. 8.

“We have really talented students here at UIC,” said Sladjana Grbic, assistant program director for Campus Programs. “This gives them a space to just be creative, relax and take their minds off their classes.”

During an opening reception Nov. 19, votes will be tallied for the “Best Painting” and prizes will be given to the top three artists.

“Last year we got about 70 students interested and were only able to take 35 to 40 students,” Grbic said. “Because of the amount of students that wanted it to happen more than once a year we started to put the event on once a semester.”

Students participating in this Art Fest can document their work as part of the UIC Experience program.

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