Join Us for the 6th Annual Machetanz Arts Festival Workshops

Contributed by Felicia M. Desimini

Mat-Su College is pleased to announce the Machetanz Arts Festival 2016: 26 award-winning artists, 32 hands-on, affordable art-making workshops. May 31st through the 5th. Registration is now open and workshops are filling up quickly! Easy registration may be accessed at

Does 3-D printing interest you?  This year, the festival offers a 2-1/2 day Build, Work With and Take Home Your Own 3-D Printer workshop at half the price that one can purchase one locally. You will build and be introduced to the workings of and how to troubleshoot your very own 3D printer. Register early as this workshop is sure to sell out! The cost of the workshop includes your 3D printer.

For writers and those that want to write, Machetanz is partnering with 49 Writers Inc. to offer six writers’ workshops and two panel discussions on 6/4 and 6/5.

If you are interested in drawing, painting, printing or designing, this is the arts festival for you! Most of the workshops are for all experience levels; beginners and professional artists alike will get something out of these unique workshops that are facilitated by some of the best instructors around the State of Alaska and beyond.

Please join us for the 6th Annual Machetanz Arts Festival. There truly is something for everyone during our week long celebration of community and art! Information about the Festival is updated daily on Facebook: