Presented by the UGA Arts Council, the sixth annual Spotlight on the Arts festival features dozens of events and exhibitions in the visual, literary and performing arts. The 12-day festival, scheduled for Nov. 1-12, includes museum tours, discussions with writers, concerts, dance and dramatic performances. The festival kicks off Nov. 1 with “Kaleidoscope: Spotlight on the Arts Opening Celebration,” featuring a non-stop collage of student performances from dance to music, theater and creative writing. The free event is set for 7-8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Performing Arts Center, followed by an after-party at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Highlights of the Spotlight on the Arts festival include a University Theatre production of “Cabaret,” and guest performances by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and folk music group the Bumper Jacksons. The Student Spotlight Main Event will be held Nov. 2 at Tate Plaza, and the fourth annual 4 minutes, 33 seconds competition highlighting arts research and scholarship by students will be held on Nov. 7. A special Family Day event featuring free performances and activities for children and families will be held Nov. 11.

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