The Cabinet, which exists to plan free events for all students, will host ACU Paint Fest from 8-11 p.m. March 23.
Ty Kelley, junior ITNS major from San Antonio and a student director of The Cabinet, said the event stumbled across the desk of Caddie Coupe, director of student and parent activities, last year and has been done at a variety of other universities. While Coupe wanted to try it during Wildcat Week, it logistically did not work, Kelley said. The Cabinet team decided it would be better suited for the spring because fewer events take place during that time.
“Last year we did a concert with Coin, so this is kind of our big ‘targeting all student populations’ event,” Kelley said. “So we wanted something that would bring together every student no matter what club they’re part of or where they are on campus and just come together for a night of fun.”
Prior to the event, students can sign up online to attend and will receive a gift bag, a wristband for admission and a t-shirt. Students will be required to pick everything up on Thursday before the event in the campus center. Admission will also be offered at the event, but only a t-shirt will be offered at that time.
“One of the advantages of doing this event instead of a concert is it costs less than a concert, so we get a lot more opportunity to do other events,” Kelley said. “We still have about six events left for the semester, so we’re still going strong, and we have a lot of events targeted toward finals week and that area. The other thing is this event kind of appeals to more sections of the student population, whereas a concert, you may not like that genre. With this, we have a DJ so we can play all different types of genres, and we think that this is more exciting. We think that it will be a more memorable experience than just a concert.”
To register, go to this link.