An Art Affair: Stanford’s Largest Arts Festival

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Sign-up online at by March 10th!
Sign-ups have been extended for this year’s annual “An Art Affair,” the largest arts festival at Stanford. An Art Affair, which is organized by the Student Organizing Committee for the Arts (SOCA), will be held this April 14th and 15th, and will coincide with Stanford’s bi-annual Community Day. This is the seventh annual An Art Affair festival, and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before.

Now in its seventh year, An Art Affair has evolved into a true Stanford tradition.

Initiated by the founders of SOCA in 2000, An Art Affair is the only event in University history to accomplish such audacious goals: over 100 performances on three stages, 350 pieces of visual art, a free gourmet dinner for 600 people, and 3,000 free copies of The Stanford Soundtrack on hand. Thousands of people join SOCA in White Plaza each April for a tremendous full day celebration of the arts at Stanford.
While the numbers are impressive, An Art Affair has most importantly created a high-visible opportunity for anyone in the Stanford Community to present their work to peers across campus. Stanford attracts a unique collection of students whose artistic and athletic abilities often rival their outstanding academic merits. However the opportunities for students to share their artistic talents are not readily available. An Art Affair allows students to showcase their artistic talents in an open forum.
Sculpture, paintings, photography, and an evening film festival are examples of the remarkable variety of visual arts on display at An Art Affair. Performers each year include dance from the colorful Ballet Folklorico to Urban Styles and dozens of piano performances in every style from classical to jazz. A cappella, Taiko, Spoken Word — you’ll find them all in White Plaza sharing their talent. The eclectic collection of arts captures the essence of the arts at Stanford: an environment of boundless expression at the world’s most innovative university.
Sign-up online at by March 10th to participate. Anyone from the Stanford community may participate, and there is no selections process. All artistic mediums and kinds of performance are welcome!



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