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Student, faculty, & staff move inside the Drama Building for the annual UVA Arts Welcome Picnic. Image by Coe Sweet
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Annual UVA Arts Welcome Picnic is a Huge Success!!

A few images from the Photobooth Co!

Stormy skies were no match for student enthusiasm at this year’s UVA Arts Welcome Picnic, held in late August. Normally held on Arts Grounds surrounding the UVA Drama building, this year’s event was “rained in,” attracting some 1,400 students into the building’s lobby, where they met and chatted with representatives from all corners of the UVA Arts Spectrum. Attendees were treated to live performances by students and faculty and left with plenty of information, not to mention a UVA Arts t-shirt, a variety of departmental swag, burgers, hot dogs, snacks, and sweet treats. 

“This event is one of my favorite ones on the entire UVA Arts calendar, said UVA Vice Provost for the Arts Jody Kielbasa, “because it is such a great opportunity for our students to learn about the vast and vibrant array of arts opportunities that exist here on Grounds and at the same time a great opportunity for our various departments to showcase all the outstanding offerings and opportunities they have to offer our students. It’s an exciting way to launch the first semester and a lot of fun, and I am so grateful to Emma Terry, who plans and coordinates the event alongside Rob Dunnenberger. They really do an extraordinary job putting it on, and it shows in the smiles on the faces of participants and attendees alike.”

Ty Burkhardt opens the UVA Arts Welcome Picnic
UVA Career Center represents at the UVA Arts Welcome Picnic!
(Photo: Coe Sweet)
Students collect the ZINE: Under the Table and Screaming by participating in WTJU's Mobile Recording Studio
UVA students learn about what UVA Arts can offer!!
(Photo: Coe Sweet)
Students learn what is happening at Virginia Film Festival!
(Photo: Coe Sweet)
D’Earth Jazz Trio at the Welcome Picnic
(Photo: Coe Sweet)
Creative Writing Table: Folks left with their very own personal Horoscope Haiku created on-site!
(Photo: Coe Sweet)

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