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

FAU to Host Third Annual Fine Arts Festival

  BOCA RATON, FL (October 12, 2012) – The visual arts and art history department and University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University will host their third annual Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 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 FAU Fine Arts Festival is the premier fundraising event of the year for the visual arts and art history department. The event is free, and the public is welcome.

The art and design work of professional artists and FAU students will be on exhibit and for sale. 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 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Winners Exhibition.

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 http://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. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. 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. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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