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.
If you are ever considering a trip to Savannah in April, be sure to include this stop at Forsyth Park
on the week-end it is held. The creativity on display is so exciting.
I loved watching the reactions of the crowd, especially the children.
The “models” did a fabulous job of remaining still, and in character.
I was astonished at how well the students brought the famous work of art to life.
Prince was not forgotten.
Give an art student a chubby piece of chalk and a blank sidewalk, and magic happens!