SPARK! 16th Annual Visions and Voices Kickoff and Arts Fest

Thursday, August 19 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Bovard Auditorium (ADM), Bovard Lawn and Hahn Plaza
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission is free and open to USC students only. Line up, get a wristband, and check in on Trousdale Parkway. Doors open at 7:45 p.m.

Kick off the 2021–22 year IN PERSON and celebrate the powerful role the arts play in uplifting, inspiring, and connecting our community! This dynamic festival of live performances, immersive installations, and interactive experiences is part of the USC Welcome Experience for incoming students, including freshmen, sophomores, transfers, and graduate students. The multimedia event will activate the campus through the arts and will include:

- A welcome by USC President Carol L. Folt

- Live music with special artists to be announced soon!

- Electrifying spoken word by Javon Johnson, three-time National Poetry Slam champion and creator of the viral poem “cuz he's black

- Incredible music and hoofing by Michela’s LOVE MOVEMENT, a spectacular group from New York City created by acclaimed tap artist Michela Marino Lerman

- Installations and projections by immersive media artists Kaley Cho, Ana Estarita, Crystal Jow, and Zoey Lin

Large-scale, collective painting with abstract expressionist Claudia Concha to encourage play, foster exploration, and create joy

A closing dance party featuring renowned multi-genre turntablist DJ duo Urban Assault

FREE Visions and Voices T-shirts and gear, including live screen printing

FREE snacks and beverages

And much more! Check back for updates and announcements!

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

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