The Seventh Annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival Welcomed Spring with a Celebration of Young Creative Talent in Hong Kong. A record 215 students joined the annual Sidewalk Arts Festival at SCAD Hong Kong
5 students won SCAD summer program scholarships with their outstanding designs
On April 8th, SCAD’s UNESCO-awarded campus was transformed into a vibrant, multicultural celebration of color and creativity. The seventh annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival saw a 45% increase in participants from last year, and a total of 215 students joined forces in converting the university’s parking lot into Hong Kong’s largest chalkboard with their unique designs. Muses ranged from mythology to nature, Disney and local traditions, while food vendors, DJs and a live band kept participants entertained and fuelled for creativity throughout the day.
The annual SCAD Chalk Festival was open to students from SCAD as well as local high schools and aimed to celebrate the best of local young talent. This year’s festival saw students from eight local schools participating and the unique and ambitious designs of five prospective students won them scholarships to SCAD’s summer program courses.
This year’s SCAD Spirit Prize was won by the Drawing Club, a team of seven SCAD students who created a design that explored the hashtag symbol as a powerful tool of communication, and the unity and diversity it allows. The student prize for Best Group was taken home by Robin Ragavaloo and Soemaya Anand, both Junior year students, while Sydney Seekford won the Best Individual Square with her design of a colorful woman.
Some images from the event:
Elsewhere on campus Meredith Lear, Professor of Foundations, and Cory Quach, Professor of Fashion Marketing and Management, led fully booked out workshops giving insights into life as a student at SCAD.