Sidewalks of Savannah

Savannah is a city rich in culture with a long, interesting history.  It had seen better days when SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)came to its rescue.  The college has seen tremendous growth, and aims for a student population of 20,000 by 2020.  This has been an incredible boon for Savannah as the school has purchased run down buildings and repurposed them.  This has brought the buildings back to life and given new life to Savannah.  The energy and vibrancy of the students infuses the town, and nowhere is that more evident than at the annual SCAD Sidewalks Festival.

SCAD Sidewalk Festival

SCAD Sidewalk Festival

If you are ever considering a trip to Savannah in April, be sure to include this stop at Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park

on the week-end it is held.  The creativity on display is so exciting.

SCAD Sidewalk Festival

SCAD Sidewalk Festival

The crowds did not faze the art students as they used their chalks and hands and brushes to make a work of art come alive on the sidewalk.

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I was most fascinated by the tableaux vivants – living art.  The students reproduced famous works of art and became the “living” portraits within the painting. Degas’ ballerina comes to life!   Genius!

I loved watching the reactions of the crowd, especially the children.

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The “models” did a fabulous job of remaining still, and in character.

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I was astonished at how well the students brought the famous work of art to life.

Prince was not forgotten.

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Give an art student a chubby piece of chalk and a blank sidewalk, and magic happens!

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About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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2 Responses to Sidewalks of Savannah

  1. Karen B. says:

    Jayne,
    This is wonderful, I love it when historic cities get a lift. The live art displays remind me of our very own Laguna Beach Art Festival. The main show, which you buy tickets for, is live models depicting beautiful paintings. It’s so fun. Our daughter-in-law modeled for the show for 3 years.
    Thank you for the update on one of the cities on my bucket list to visit.
    xo,
    Karen

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  2. Besides a beautiful city, it appears it is surrounded by artistically talented young people. 🙂

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