Starting tonight, Stanford will kick off Art After Dark, its second annual festival celebrating student creativity and sustainability. Featuring more than 250 pieces of student-produced art, drama, spoken word, dance, design, and music, the festival will take over Old Union courtyard and the lower half of White Plaza for the next three days. Several student artists are returning, including Ethan Estess, whose pelican sculpture was one of last year’s most popular featured pieces.
Although the festival features a jam-packed performance schedule, student art will be on display for all three days, and you can check out the pieces at your leisure. Tomorrow will be particularly busy. From 12-2pm, student drama groups will perform and be followed by a Sustainable Fashion Show. If you pass by in the afternoon, you might catch an impromptu jam session. The day’s events will culminate with performances from student artists featured on “Shadows,” the 2012 Stanford Soundtrack, which includes bands like The Sea People. Saturday’s performances, from 8pm to midnight, will feature student films, DJs, and music from The Irregulars and The Dot Dot Dots.
Combined with Frost Revival, Art After Dark promises to make this weekend thearts weekend of the spring. Don’t miss out!