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Make Your Own Art at the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival

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By Ben Youngerman, ArtsQuest Marketing Manager

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, professional artist, or just looking for a fun creative project, the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival presented by Capital BlueCross has a creative project for you May 3-4! These aren’t just typical arts and crafts, either. You’ll get hands on experience with graffiti tape art, glass blowing, screen printing and more!

While most of the festivities are free, the fee-based workshops below are awesome upgrades to your SSAMF experience!

First Friday Hot Glass Experience: Flower – 5/3 – buy tickets

Ages 6 and up will have the opportunity to shape and manipulate hot furnace glass into a beautiful flower in this exciting glass sculpting experience. With the guidance of one of our artists, you’ll work one-on-one to create your own glass artwork. Each session takes 20 minutes.

Henna Tattoos – 5/3 & 5/4 – More Info

Celebrate your love of the arts by using your skin as a canvas! Henna tattoos are little works of art and henna artists of Mendhi and Mandalas will be on hand to adorn festival-goers!

YogArt Workshop – 5/4 – buy tickets

This fun, therapeutic practice tunes the mind, body and spirit through a wide mix of creative exercises…and it’s for everyone! Absolutely NO ART OR YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Character Design Workshop – 5/4-5 – buy tickets

Perfect for the future children’s book illustrator, comic or graphic novelist, this two-day workshop focuses on creating characters filled with life, movement and originality. Taught by 2019 Musikfest poster artist Jessica Bastidas.

SouthSide Arts & Music Festival Hot Glass Experience: Succulent – 5/4 – buy tickets

Ages 6 and up will have the opportunity to shape and manipulate hot furnace glass into a beautiful glass cactus in this exciting glass sculpting experience. With the guidance of one of our artists, you’ll work one-on-one to create your own glass artwork. Each session takes 20 minutes.

Star Wars Terrarium – 5/4 – buy tickets

May the Fourth be with you! Assemble your own terrarium using succulents and Star Wars characters to bring the outdoors inside. A variety of characters will be available for students to paint and add to their terrarium scene.

In addition to the fee-based workshops, there are a bunch of FREE art activities at the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival presented by Capital BlueCross!