Savannah Weekend:SCAD 40th celebration, Stand Up for America Day parade

Savannah Weekend

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A lot of pink, a lot of art, and an entire day dedicated to our men and women in uniform. That’s all happening this Savannah Weekend.

The weekend kicks off on Madison Square, to celebrate 40 years of SCAD. The Savannah College of Art and Design invites you to a weekend full of festivities.

SCAD VP John Buckovich explained the weekend lineup.

“This is a big weekend for us, we have lots of events throughout the weekend. We have a block party Friday night. we have a celebration here at Poetter Hall Friday night we have a showing of black panther. we have sidewalk arts on Saturday which has long been a treasured community event in Savannah for four decades. This year we have over 800 spaces in Forsyth Park where they’ll be creating masterpieces.”

SCAD Alumnus and well known local artist Kyle Millsap said he’s thrilled to celebrate his Alma mater’s anniversary with the entire community.

“SCAD is everywhere in Savannah, so it only makes sense to bring the community in. We have this reciprocal relationship. It’s wonderful to celebrate with your neighbors and the community, and show your appreciation for what the community’s done for SCAD and what SCAD’s done for the community.”

Also, on Saturday morning, prepare for the pink takeover of Ellis Square. The 2019 Komen Savannah Race for the Cure begins bright and early. This annual event raises funds for breast cancer research and preventative screenings for women in our community. Hear from survivors and join those fighting for a world without breast cancer. Make sure you stop by the WTOC tent, too!

Lastly, Port Wentworth’s Stand up For America Day will take place this Saturday , beginning at 10 a.m. with the annual parade. After that, there’s live entertainment, vendors, kids rides, and of course, the fireworks display. This event honors America’s service men and women, past and present.

Below is the schedule for the SCAD 40th Anniversary:

SCAD Block Party: Friday, April 26th from 6-8 p.m. in Madison Square (Bull St.) next to Poetter Hall. There will be food trucks, live music, demonstrations and it’s free and open to the public. .

Poetter Hall is were SCAD started 40 years ago... it was our first building and we had classes there for 71 students.

SCAD Celebration: Friday, April 26th from 8-10 p.m in Poetter Hall. Tickets are $78. The university will match ticket sales for a scholarship fund to assist continuing students in the 2019-20 academic year. This event will include craft cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music from Yacht Rock Schooner. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view our new SCADstory - our new immersive 360-degree experience in Poetter Hall showcasing our 40-year history. It was created by two former Disney imagineers, SCAD students and alumni. SCAD Story will be free and open to the public beginning Sunday, April 28.

Sidewalk Arts Festival: Saturday, April 27th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Free and open to the public! This is the 38th year.

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