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Georgia Southern to discontinue Art Fest after 30 years

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Thousands of youngsters could be disappointed this spring.

Georgia Southern University announced this week they'll do away with Arts Fest after 30 years.

The university's art department hosted the event in Sweetheart Circle to help youngsters develop their art talents and teach their own art students how to share their work. The chair of the art department tells us the school's art program has evolved and changed from what it was when they started the Art Fest and its success has made it harder to host on their own.

“The size, scale and scope of Arts Fest in its current form has gotten to a point the department can't manage it effectively,” said Department Chair Robert Farber.

Farber said the department is working with Statesboro's Averitt Center for the Arts on another public art event. We'll let you know when that happens.

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