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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU’s Second Annual Fine Arts Festival

BOCA RATON, FL (October 20, 2011) – The visual arts and art history department and University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University will host their second annual Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Performing and Visual Art Centers on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The art and design work of professional artists and FAU students will be on exhibit and for sale. The event is free, and the public is welcome.

The festival will feature a wide selection of art media, including works in ceramics, drawing, painting, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture and more. Prices range from $10 to $10,000. There will also be food, fun, music and a silent auction each day to benefit the Visual Arts Scholarship Fund. The University Galleries will be open featuring the Biennial FAU Faculty exhibition.

The FAU Fine Arts Festival is the premier fundraising event of the year for the Visual Arts and Art History Department. All the proceeds from the festival will directly benefit their mission of educating artists, art historians and designers by providing them with scholarship opportunities, access to state-of-the-art traditional and digital arts facilities, enrichment through a visiting artist lecture series, and so much more.

For more information on the festival, visit www.faufineartsfestival.com  or call 561-297-3870.

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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