Campus festival to celebrate the arts & sciences – May 3

“Time Un-plugged: An Elon Arts & Science Celebration” will feature outdoor music & dance performances, natural science educational exhibits, interactive art displays, arts & crafts, poetry readings, photography exhibits and more.

Photo courtesy of Robin Moore. Moore visits campus May 3 to share an environmental photo exhibit as part of Elon University's "Time Un-Plugged" celebration of the arts and sciences.
An afternoon of educational family festivities spans the Elon campus on May 3 when students, faculty, and local and international artists host the university’s first ever community celebration of the arts and sciences.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of a nonperishable food item in support of Allied Churches. Donations will be accepted in the Arts West parking lot on West Haggard Avenue and at the McCoy Commons parking lot on Williamson Avenue. Free parking will be available across campus for the afternoon.

“Time Un-plugged: An Elon Arts & Science Celebration” runs from 2-5:30 p.m. Select gallery spaces open one hour in advance. Highlights of the celebration include:

  • Music performances on Young Commons, Lakeside Amphitheatre, Center for the Arts patio, and around Lake Mary Nell
  • Archeological excavation and natural science education activities for children of all ages on Young Commons
  • A kid-friendly reptile and amphibian exhibit with face painting and puppet stories
  • Local artists on Young Commons in front of Moseley Center
  • An exhibit of environmentally friendly recycled costumes for the dance work “Acquiring Dawn”
  • Kinetic/interactive sculptures in the Greenhouse Gallery near Arts West

Photo courtesy of Robin Moore
The day also will feature a McKinnon Hall exhibit by renowned environmental photographer Robin Moore, whose images showcase the worldwide state of amphibians.

A food tent near Lakeside Dining Hall will sell hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and other healthy snacks.

The afternoon precedes The President’s Music Concert, a 7:30 p.m. program in McCrary Theatre hosted by Elon University President Leo M. Lambert featuring Department of Music students, faculty, staff and alumni. Admission is free but a ticket is required. Contact the ticket office at (336) 278-5610 for more information.

For more information on “Time Unplugged,” contact Angela Lewellyn Jones, associate dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, at (336) 278-6447 or; or Chris Burnside, a dance instructor at the university, at