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The Art & Design Department would like to invite you to our annual Open House that has transformed from an event for high school students into an outdoor art extravaganza, welcoming university students, high school students, and community members alike. Join us on the third Thursday of October, 10:00am - 3:00pm for Artober Fest.

Activities For Artober Fest 2021

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Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

Dust Off Your Hands For The Sidewalk Chalk Contest 

limited to five teams or individuals, with prizes awarded to the top three. Chalk provided. Pre-registration required: please email

sgarner@coloradomesa.edu by October 15, 2021 to register.

 

 

 


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Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

Explore Your Creativity With MED's Temporary Graffiti Wall 

Spray paint will be provided. MED store will be selling schwag which will go for funding the student group's scholarly activities. 

 

 

 

 

 


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Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

Throwing PARTY!

Throw something on the wheel with Clay Club. The Ceramics Faculty and students will demonstrate wheel throwing and will teach anyone who is interested in trying. Wheels and clay will be available for beginners to try wheel throwing. There are “Blind Wheel Throwing” and “One Hand Wheel Throwing” contests with prizes! Clay Club will have an assortment of student ceramics pieces for sale.


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Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

The AFP&MD Clubs and Department proudly presents...

portraits and caricatures by our talented illustrators, T-Shirts printed with 8x10 photograph prints of local landmarks taken by AFP&MD photographers, and a bake sale with free popcorn. The AFP&MD Clubs and Department proudly presents portraits and caricatures by our talented illustrators, T-Shirts printed with 8x10 photograph prints of local landmarks taken by AFP&MD photographers, and a bake sale with free popcorn. 

 


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Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

It's Road Roller Time with Printmaking Guild!

The print makers will be live printing large woodcuts (up to 30" X 90"). Participants are welcome to bring their own large blocks or "grids" of smaller blocks for printing. Contact Professor Butler at jobutler@coloradomesa.edu  by Sept 30, 2021 for participation details and so that we can be sure to have enough supplies. They will also be demonstrating live printing of woodcuts onto T-shirts and other apparel. These items will be for sale. Bring your own T-shirts to be printed and receive a discount.


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Photographer Nathan Javernick, A CMU Photography Student 

Turn Up The Heat With Sculpture Guild 

Sculpture Guild will cast sculptures in molten iron during an Iron Pour. They will begin pouring around 10AM and won’t stop until all the molds are poured. There will be opportunities to win sculpture related prizes throughout the day!

 

 

 


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Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student  


Get Up and  Move with Dance
Society!

Dance Society is a student-run club at CMU that aims to support and provide opportunities for dancers as well as educate the greater CMU community about dance. Dance Society holds student directed and choreographed dance concerts every semester called Real Artistic Works. They also fundraise and offer support for dancers to attend outside training opportunities that will benefit their careers in the arts.

 


Listen to the Music...

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Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student  

artoberfest2018-147.jpgCMU's Music Department will be performing with their commercial ensemble from 12:30-3:00pm. Want to learn more about the Music Department? Click on the link below.

Music Department

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

How To Get An Artober T-Shirt 

Complete an Artober Fest punch card and receive a free Artober Fest T-Shirt, while supplies last. All of the T-shirts are designed and printed by hand by MED (Mesa Emerging Designers). 

Start your day at Artober Fest at the Information Station where we will be giving out punch cards. After you have visited all of the booths and received a punch turn in your completed punch card to the Information Station and receive your free T-Shirt, while supplies last. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meet CMU Mascot Rowdy at Artober Fest! 

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My name is Rowdy, and I love to work hard, play games, and above all, support The Herd! I am always energetic and ready to go! If you see me around campus or at our home games, come say hi. It’s always fun to meet the Mavericks! I am excited to meet all of you at Artober Fest this year. I will be at the event 11:00-1:00pm. Come say and hi and take a picture with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Event Location and Parking Information 

Artober Fest is an outdoor event located on the Delta Field (#37 on the map) on the CMU campus. Please see the map below for details. If we need to change the location due to weather we will send out an announcement. 

Campus Map

If you are a community member attending the event click the link below to purchase a day permit parking pass that will allow you to park in any lot except reserved lots. Commuter lot CP9 is closest to the event location. Please see the link below for details. 

Parking Services Information

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If you are attending Artober Fest as a school and will need to park a bus for the day please email Ashtonn Means at ameans@coloradomesa.edu.

If you have any questions about Artober Fest please contact Ashtonn Means at ameans@coloradomesa.edu or 970-248-1833.