Technology that makes colors dance to a musical beat. Painting on water. And a “silent” disco party.
This year’s NextNOW Fest, a weeklong arts experience kicking off today, welcomes the University of Maryland community to enjoy the arts in person and in bold, unusual and mind-stretching ways at venues across campus and beyond.
The eighth annual event expands on the fests of years past and is a cornerstone of Arts for All, an initiative announced by university President Darryll J. Pines in April that aims to broaden the footprint of the arts across campus and galvanize collaborations between the arts, technology and social justice.
Presented and produced by The Clarice, NextNOW Fest features partnerships with UMD student-led groups, academic departments and community artists. Some 40 free performances, art installations and activities will be held in a…