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Annual Interlochen Center for the Arts winter festival happens February 18

News February 14, 2017 Encore Staff

INTERLOCHEN—Winterlochen returns to cover the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts February 18. The annual family-friendly outdoor festival is a popular event, with a wide variety of free events and performances. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. and run until 2:00 p.m., with The Great Scott taking the stage in Corson Auditorium at 1:00 p.m.

Winterlochen features free artistic and academic events that take place around the Interlochen campus, both in- and out-of-doors. This year, returning favorites such as Snow Painting, Snowman Building and the Frozen Fish Toss are joined by new events like Human Snow Bowling, Snowshoeing, Snowball Target Practice and a Fat Tire Bike Demo by Brick Wheels.

Interlochen Arts Academy students and faculty provide fun with musical demonstrations, hands-on events in Percussion and Visual Arts, and age-appropriate dance and acting workshops. Several food vendors from the Interlochen and Traverse City area, including TC Latino, Moomers Ice Cream, The Green Onion and more, will offer a wide-ranging menu. (Food costs are determined by the individual vendor).

Magician Scott Green is known throughout the Chicago area as The Great Scott, one of the area’s premiere comedy magicians. Involving humor and physical shtick, Green both charms and amazes his audiences with sleight of hand, close up and prop magic. Fun and mesmerizing, his act is a hit with audiences of every age. His Winterlochen performance will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Corson Auditorium.

Winterlochen lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All activities, including The Great Scott, are free events, while food purchased on-site is an additional cost. For more information visit tickets.interlochen.org or contact the Interlochen Box Office at 231.276.7800.

The nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio services (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in the arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.