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University’s 2015 Spotlight on the Arts festival breaks attendance record

Nearly 22,000 people attended the UGA Arts Council’s 2015 Spotlight on the Arts festival, bettering last year’s attendance record.

The festival was held Nov. 5-14 and reached 21,828 people through more than 100 events and exhibitions, including an opening celebration, concerts, plays, dance performances, book talks, art openings and more.

For the first time in the festival’s four-year history, the UGA Arts Council held a Spotlight on the Arts Opening Celebration, and the event drew more than 600 UGA students, faculty and staff members, donors and patrons to the Performing Arts Center Nov. 4.

Other highlights of the 2015 festival included performances from the University Theatre, UGA Opera Theatre and department of dance, a Shakespeare symposium, a popular open house at the Lamar Dodd School of Art and events surrounding the Samurai: The Way of the Warrior exhibition. Special guests included the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and The King’s Singers and several visiting writers, including those inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.