Arts International

Francis Marion University’s Arts International Festival returns as the Pee Dee Region's premiere spring festival! Don't miss this family-friendly celebration of arts, culture, food, and entertainment on FMU’s main campus Saturday, April 18, 2020.

International Foods

One of the most popular features of Arts International returns as international food vendors serve a wide array of delectable dishes from across the world.

International foods featured this year include:

  • Honda – Japanese
  • University BBQ – Cajun
  • Smoqueology BBQ
  • Wurst Wagon – German
  • Benitos Rolling Pizza Oven – Pizza
  • EzCheesy – Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Kona Ice – Hawaiian Ice
  • George’s Funnel Cakes – Funnel Cakes & Fried Oreos
  • Freckles & Giggles – Hand Crafted Ice Cream
  • Pineapple Island – Pineapple Slushies
People taste testing food at Arts International

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Dozens of artisans will have shops setup at the festival to showcase their craft and sale their pieces. This year’s artisans line-up includes:

  • Wicked Cute Creations – Terry Oulette – Pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and crochet items
  • Sherry’s Heart to Hand Jewelry – Sherry Philson – Handmade jewelry
  • The Potter’s Hand – Fletcher Townsend – Hand-thrown pottery
  • Beautifully Simple Soap – Valeriana Wick – Herbal inspired beauty & body products
  • The Swell Snell – Sarah Harwell – Watercolor art
  • Glass Craft – Lynn Parsons – Stained glass
  • T’s Creations – Theresa Holland
  • Cotton Sol – Colleen Kennedy
Men at an Arts International vendor

Children's Area

Arts International isn’t just for adults! Check out the entertainment for kids of all ages:

  • Jess Willis – Story-telling & puppeteering
  • Joy the Clown – Face-painting, balloons, & animals to pet
  • Tim Fisher – Balloon animals

Concert Schedule

Arts International 2020 will have several performance areas with something to entertain visitors all day! Click one of the stages below to see a full schedule of performances.

10am: FMU’s Got Talent

11am: Walhalla Bavarian Dancers

1pm: Hula Carolina & Fire

3pm: Latin Dance

4pm: Mambo Dinamico

10am: FMU Music Industry

11am: Seefari Reggae

1pm: SYR

2pm: Senior Year

3pm: Seefari Reggae

4pm: SYR

11am: Filipino American Association

12pm: Regatta & Music

1pm: Jiu Jitsu Demo

2pm: The History of Bagpipers & Mambo Dinamico

3pm: Walhalla Bavarian Dancers

4pm: Filipino American Association

10am – 3pm: JD Ingraham on the Bagpipes

12pm – 4:30pm: Carrie the Stilt Walker

10am – 5pm: Jess Willis Puppets & Story Tales

10am – 4:30pm: STEAM Fair

12pm – 1pm: Boat Parade & Regatta

3pm – 4: Pedal Car Race

Vendor Applications

The University will accept vendor applications for Arts & Crafts, as well as International Food stations.

Those wishing to have a booth at this year’s festival should contact:

kjohnson@fmarion.edu or call 843-661-1225