With its first ArtHealthy Festival on Saturday, Campus Club Milledgeville is combining its mission to provide arts-based education programming to Middle Georgia youth with a desire to help those children live healthier lives.
One of our missions is to deal with the holistic person and train in the arts. We came up with this festival to promote healthy living using activities such as dance and martial arts, said Toyia Barnes, Campus Club Milledgeville assistant director.
The festival will feature a variety of health screenings, including blood pressure, body fat percentage, cholesterol and more, as well as vendors providing information on healthy foods, local gyms, childrens and adults bicycle clubs and martial arts and dance studios.
Atlanta Chef Elle Jones will give a live demonstration on raw food preparation, and live music will be provided by the Moe Jonez Band.
Theres such a high rate of childhood obesity in Middle Georgia, all of Georgia, really, and we hope to help people learn what to do live a healthy lifestyle, Barnes said.
Activities for kids include Zumba, double Dutch, face painting, art projects and hula hooping. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.arthealthy.org.
When: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 7
Where: Georgia College and State University front lawn (Centennial Center in case of rain), Milledgeville
Information: 478-387-0200; www.arthealthy.org