We're now just two days away from Washington Weekend and those of us at the UW Alumni Association are gearin' up for a three-day push. We've memorized the schedule and we've hand-picked the tours, talks, exhibits and open houses that jumped out and grabbed our attention.
We've even got snazzy new Washington Weekend t-shirts to wear!!!
One of the events that caught the creative eye of our design team was Arts Expo(sed), an offbeat take on the traditional "majors fair." Instead of tabling, each individual department within the UW arts community is responsible for setting up a "vignette" of sorts, using visual performances to showcase and show off their programs in a fun and interactive way. This includes setting up couches, bookshelves, poetry jams, film screenings, and more.
Arts Expo(sed) takes place Friday, April 25th, from 12-4 p.m. in the Quad.
The specific draw that won over the UWAA's design team is the art sale itself. The UW School of Art is having its large arts sale and we think it's worth checking out. One of our designers reports that her friends own some beautiful pieces/prints that they purchased at this sale in previous years. She's even planning on buying some art herself this year!!! UWAA members should keep in mind that if you buy a print and need it framed, you can take advantage of one of the UWAA Dawg Deals benefits and get a discount at Museum Quality framing (15% off)!
Great art. Great deals. Sounds like a plan to us. See you there!