Friday, Feb. 3, was a celebration of the activities and people that make the arts at Bates so vital and vibrant. From a cappella to art exhibits, from dance to theater, from spoken word to myriad styles of music, here's a sampling of the spontaneous spirit that makes Bates arts shine.
The energy and vocal sophistication of Bates' ever-popular a cappella ensembles attracted throngs of listeners to Commons.
While Commons hosted a cappella singing throughout the Arts Crawl, the action otherwise began in Chase Hall and later shifted to the Olin Arts Center.
In an iconic Bates building on the campus' newly revitalized south side, Chase Hall Gallery, the Little Room, and Memorial Commons housed a cornucopia of creative work - visual art, literature, theater, dance, and music.
The Olin Arts Center showcased a diversity of arts similar to that in Chase Hall, but this facility designed for creative work gave visitors a different perspective on what students can really do.
A major Bates Museum of Art exhibition and open musical rehearsals afforded a variety of insights into the creative process.
Bates studio art majors opened their Olin Arts Center studios - and their creative processes - to Arts Crawl visitors.