The Savannah College of Art and Design is not only known for its talented students but also for the special events it hosts each year. SCAD Savannah events are always the talk of the town. Students, parents, and community members always look forward to these inspiring occasions! From exhibitions and performing arts shows to large community festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Which one will you choose?
Don’t Miss Out on the Best SCAD Savannah Events
SCAD Sand Arts Festival
Head to Tybee Beach to view exhibits worthy of a museum during the SCAD Sand Arts Festival. See amazing works by students, alumni, staff, and faculty – all created from sand! Competitions are held for best sand castle design, sand sculpture, sand relief and wind sculpture categories. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch, plenty of water, sunglasses and beach gear. This event is presented by the SCAD School of Foundation Studies, and is free and open to the public.
SCAD Savannah Film Festival
The Savannah Film Festival is by far one of Savannah’s most crowd-drawing events of the year. It’s a week full of cinematic inspiration from seasoned professionals and hopeful student filmmakers. Over 50,000 people come to enjoy the experience each year. You’ll even have the opportunity to see box office hits before they are released in theaters. Whether you’re interested in documentaries, animations, or short films, these features are sure to delight you.
The school opens its doors a few times a year to welcome prospective students and families for SCAD Day. High schoolers can engage in workshops and explore facilities as they learn more about life as a student. These special events are useful to prepare talented students for their academic career at SCAD.
SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
Join us for one of the most exciting weekends of the year in Forsyth Park for the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival! The event is held every spring during SCAD Family & Alumni Weekend. The community waits eagerly each year in anticipation. Watch students and alumni create works of art using only sidewalk chalk! Participants decorate the scenic park with vibrant murals and splashes of color. You’ll find masterpieces that depict various styles, interests, and cultures. This is one event you can’t miss.
Browse the SCAD events calendar for more events and information.
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