Celebrate the arts at USCB festival

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will hold Celebrate the Arts, a two-day community festival, today and Saturday at the campus in Beaufort's historic district.

The event starts with USCB's first juried arts competition for high school students. The public is encouraged to attend the awards ceremony at 1 p.m. today in the Center for the Arts. Selected student artwork will be on display all afternoon. South Carolina artist Jonathan Green will be honored with a reception and will present a lecture that evening. Reservations are required for the lecture and reception and can be made by calling 843-208-8247.

There will be arts activities for children, food vendors and local artists' works displayed for purchase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There also will be a multimedia panel conversation on art at 1 p.m.

Details: 843-208-8247, OLLI@uscb.edu, www.uscb.edu/artsfestival