SCAD's 37th Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival Transforms Savannah's Historic Forsyth Park

(A SCAD alumna chalking a square in the Alumni Section of SCAD’s 37th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival.)

SCAD’s cultural impact goes far beyond this festival and is interwoven in all of SCAD’s precollege programs, including summer seminars and Rising Star, educator forums, the curriculum guides for exhibitions, year-round SCAD Museum of Art talks, exhibitions, SCAD Savannah Film Festival and its many theatrical productions.

WHAT:
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) hosted its 37th Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival, turning Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, into one of the city’s largest public art festivals with hundreds of hand-chalked sidewalk squares. The festival celebrates SCAD’s family-centric environment, international reputation and inspiring, creative culture – and will continue to decorate the park during SCAD’s Family and Alumni Weekend, April 27-29.

(SCAD turned Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia into one of the city’s largest public art festivals with hundreds of hand-chalked sidewalk squares.)

WHERE:
Forsyth Park in historic Savannah, GA

WINNERS:
This year, the top specialty award, called the Spirit Award, celebrated the launch of the book, ‘SCAD: The Architecture of a University.” Competitors were asked to showcase SCAD building’s interior or architectural elements at any of their four campuses in their artworks.

A PANEL OF JUDGES SELECTED WINNERS FOR VARIOUS CATEGORIES, SPOTLIGHTING EXEMPLARY WORK. THE FOLLOWING IS A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:

SCAD SPIRIT AWARDS
Julia Chamberlain (Animation), Samantha Greene (Illustration), Spencer Kohl (Painting) and Madison Ellis (Motion Media Design) 

BEST OF SHOW:
Kalai Krishnan (Animation), Maria Negrin (Animation), Kaylee Prislac (Animation), Blake Scott (Animation) and Tiffanni Blevins (Animation)

 

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD
Sarah Cherry(Illustration)

SCAD STUDENT (INDIVIDUAL)
Candice Woon (Visual Effects)
Runner Up: Julie Arnold (Production Design)

SCAD STUDENT (GROUP)
Maisy Dewey (Undeclared) and Hannah Oelz (Fibers)
Runners Up: Sara Brindisi (Fashion), Brianne Olsen (Fashion) and Victoria Williams (Film and Television)
 
SCAD ALUMNI
Jessi Queen (Integrated Design and Game Development)
Runner Up: Anna Oresko (Painting)
 
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
First Place: Courtney Meyer
Runner Up: Aniela Lane
Third Place: Kenna Schindler

 

(SCAD alumnus Kevin Bongang (M.F.A., illustration, 2013; B.F.A, illustration, 2009) creating a live mural painting during SCAD’s 37th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival.)

In addition to the hundreds of chalk designs, SCAD alumnus Kevin Bongang (M.F.A., illustration, 2013; B.F.A, illustration, 2009) created a live mural painting. Other art follies included festive windsocks by SCAD alumnae Martha Enzmann (M.F.A, painting, 1988) and Karen McVay Butch (M.F.A, painting, 1993; B.F.A, painting, 1984) along the middle length of the park. Entertainment was provided by the SCAD Bees, DJing by SCAD Radio, the SCAD Drumline and a visit from SCAD mascot Art T. Bee.

(One of the hundreds of hand-chalked sidewalk squares created today during SCAD’s 37th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival.) 

In celebration of the city’s largest display of public live art display, SCAD teamed up with acclaimed Fashion Designer, Billy Reid, to provide a unique shopping opportunity for visiting guests, family and alumni of the university this weekend. Proceeds of sales from the exclusive “pop-up” shop held at Poetter Hall, will benefit SCAD scholarships.
 
Guests and artists are encouraged to share their imagination and creativity through Instagram using #SCADChalk.