Brainiacs to bring festival of arts

Martinique Mccrory

Artists and art lovers have the opportunity to run free this Saturday at Brainiacs, located at 8130 Highway 301 in Statesboro.

The studio by day, concert venue by night is run by Georgia Southern students hoping to create a serene outdoor environment for those bored of the same Statesboro routine.

“Our facility is the perfect place to exhibit the various talents that Statesboro has to offer. We allow groups and organizations to rent the facility for socials and events, in an effort to bring about a sense of community,” Phillip Sheffield, founder and CEO of Brainiac Studios, said.

Saturday starting at 1 p.m., students are invited to bring their friends, families and even pets to enjoy the sprawling land beside the lake and browse art provided by local artists.

“We will be showing off the creative talent of the area by showcasing many different sorts of arts including chalk drawing, balloon twisting, fire spinning and much more,” Sheffield said.

The event is free and lasts until 6 p.m. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and participate in the open mic style jam session. Food will be available for purchase but attendees are allowed to bring their own coolers and snacks.

“This is your opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the fast paced college lifestyle and immerse yourself in a world of true, natural beauty. We welcome any who would like to come and set up a tent to stay the night, or bring their hammocks to sleep out under the stars,” Sheffield said.