Inaugural UpstART Festival explores how the arts permeate learning at U-M


DATE: March 31-April 3 (2-9 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday; 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday)

EVENT: The inaugural UpstART Festival explores the dynamic ways in which the arts permeate and influence learning across all disciplines at U-M. By using the arts as both a prism and touchstone, participants will engage the disruptive and the beautiful—from expression to performance and from scholarship to research.

More than 40 artists, alumni, professors and students will deliver MTalks throughout UpstART, which is free to the public. Speakers include:

In addition, students with a passion for art (curricular or co-curricular) will showcase their work reflecting all forms of artistic expression: music, dance, visual art, theater, poetry and film. A free performance at the Power Center will close the four-day event.

Student visual work will be on exhibit in the Michigan League throughout the festival. An interactive art project will take place over a 10-day period through the end of the festival on Ingalls Mall.

PLACE: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre (911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor); North Campus Research Complex (2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor); Power Center for the Performing Arts (121 Fletcher St. Ann Arbor); Detroit Center (3663 Woodward Ave., Detroit)

SPONSOR: U-M Arts Consortium

INFORMATION: arts.umich.edu/upstartfest