MCC to Host 3rd Annual Festival of the Arts

Students with artwork on campus2013 Festival of the Arts MESA, Ariz. – The general public is invited to attend the 3rd Annual Festival of the Arts featuring student musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers, and actors on Thursday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mesa Community College (MCC).

"The festival is designed to be a celebration of student talent, and is meant to bring all our MCC departments together," said organizer and MCC art faculty member Gingher Leyendecker. "The event creates collaboration between people who might not otherwise work together and gives the public an idea of what our students are learning at MCC. We have the art, music, dance, theatre, English, fashion merchandising, athletics, and interior design departments participating, as well as MCC’s student clubs. It's going to be an amazing day!"

The festival will host two stages between the MCC Theatre and Art Gallery where attendees can view students from varying departments performing their talents. The sound for these performances will be run by MCC’s sound engineering class.

Tents will be set up around campus for artists to sell and display their work. Visual demonstrations in painting, drawing, and ceramics will happen throughout the day.

MCC student clubs will be selling food at the festival including Indian tacos and ice cream, with free popcorn for all in attendance.

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About Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information please visit

About MCC's Art Program
Learning to create effective art and design can be challenging in a variety of different ways. The fully accredited MCC Art Department has highly qualified professors who understand these challenges and will inspire you to reach your greatest creative potential and sharpen your artistic skill set. Whether you are seeking a degree, planning to transfer to a university, or taking classes for personal or professional enrichment, our department can help you reach your goals. MCC features degree tracks, certificates, and courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, design, art history, computer graphics, and photography. For more information, visit:

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014