On campus showcase to celebrate student work
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Looking for new art to put in your dorm, good food to eat or local bands to listen to right here on campus?
Visual artists, musicians and vendors alike will gather for UVM’s annual Furious Festival on April 22.
This year, the day-long event organized by the Community for Artistic Development is celebrating its fourth anniversary, program director Diana Franco said.
Furious Festival will take place in two locations: the Athletic campus amphitheater and the basketball courts adjacent to it.
At the amphitheater, a plethora of UVM bands and musicians will be playing, including Townsend Revenue, Jeddy, Apocalyptic Paradise, Another Sexless Weekend, Full Walrus, Amaal, Allie Mae, The Mules and The Gils, according to Furious Festival’s Facebook page.
The genres presented in this lineup is diverse, ranging from Full Walrus’s dreamy, ambient rock to Apocalyptic Paradise’s hard rock-reggae fusion, to the classic rock/experimental sound of Jeddy.
There will also be spoken poetry performed by senior Haley Quinn.
Apocalyptic Paradise has performed at the festival every year since it was started under the name Seven Sounds.
“We’re pretty excited to play since all of us are seniors and this will be our last Furious Festival before graduation,” guitar player Dustin Keim said.
First-year Noah Schneidman of Full Walrus said that, “our music is kind of weird so I hope people will like it, but I think it will be fun no matter what.”
The basketball courts will be transformed into a lively pop-up art market where students can buy art made by students and try some local food, said first-year Maria Pitari, a resident of CAD.
The vendors selling food will include Feel Good, the Living/Learning program Farm to Table and Miss Weinerz American Sweets, Pitari said.
All of the proceeds raised will go to the South End Arts and Business Association, a trade association that seeks to promote and support the artists of Burlington’s South End, according to its website.
SEABA is also responsible for putting on Art Hop each year.
“The money will go to a really good cause for the development of art in Burlington,” Franco said.
Students will be able to wander between the amphitheater and the courts to enjoy a day outside filled with music, art and food from noon to 8 p.m. April 22.
In case of rain, the festival will be held in the L/L Fireplace Lounge April 23.