Nicole Hanlon (right) painting the face of an AU student. Photo taken by Breann Adams.

Aurora University hosts third annual Art Walk

By Breann Adams

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aurora University hosted the annual Art Walk. It started off as a rainy morning but that did not stop people from coming out to enjoy the activities that were offered.

The events offered to students were located out on the Quad and surrounding buildings. These events included green screen karaoke, face painting and directing the band, among others. Free food was also provided such as snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn.

Students could get a passport from the information table and get stamps for their passport by participating in activities. After getting all of the stamps filled they would enter a drawing for one of the many raffle prizes that were offered.

The Art Walk inspired many people to not only come out and enjoy the festivities but also participate in them as well.

“I have participated the last two years and it’s a lot of fun. My friend and I wanted to do a booth this year and we decided to do face painting” said senior art major, Nicole Hanlon. This was Hanlon’s last Art Walk and she says she wanted to offer students something different.

Paul Mascitti, a senior marketing major, spoke about what he liked most about the event. “How personable everyone working it was, and how they tried to engage everyone,” he says.

Mascitti himself was participating in the Art Walk by working the popcorn station.

This year’s Art Walk allowed students to get out in the fresh air to enjoy some art as well as make some of their own. The Art Walk was promoted through social media as well as by word of mouth.

Students should keep an eye out for next year’s Art Walk for another chance to demonstrate their artistic skills. To keep up with the Art Walk online, students can follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spachat at @AUArtWalk.