LEWISTON — Bates College presents its second annual Arts Crawl on Friday.

The event is open to the public at no cost.

Revealing the breadth and excellence of the visual, literary and performing arts at the college the Arts Crawl begins with outdoor activities across campus at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 786-6417.

Asia Night, reflecting the diversity of Asian cultures, ends the Crawl at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St. Included in the program are pop dances, including Bollywood numbers, performance art and gamelan music.

Sangai Asia, the student organization producing Asia Night, offers a second performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, email [email protected] edu.

Arts Crawl events will take place simultaneously across campus. The outdoor events include a cappella singing, snow painting and ice sculpture contests open to public participation.

Myriad indoor activities begin at 5 p.m., including displays of student artwork in media with drawing, painting, photography, ceramics and printmaking, as well as open studios hosted by senior studio art majors showing their thesis work in progress, all in the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Asia Night preview performances, original choreography, rock bands and theatrical monologues in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. World and acoustic music, including the Bates Gamelan Orchestra, in Pettengill Hall’s Perry Atrium, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk); student film shorts in Coram Library, 42 Campus Ave.; and performances of spoken-word pieces and poetry from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in Roger Williams Hall, 9 Andrews Road.

Refreshments such as popcorn, hot chocolate and hot apple crisp will be served around campus, including the all things chocolate station in Olin Arts Center, 75 Campus Ave.


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