Try your hand at a variety of artistic endeavors at Lane Tech's Clay & Arts Fest from 3-8 p.m. May 17 at the high school, 2501 W. Addison St.

All ages are welcome at this free, public event. Participate in hands-on activities from ceramics to painting to tie-dye.

Join in on clay competitions, a faculty dunk tank and a raffle for art equipment while checking out student exhibits. Enjoy food and entertainment, including musical performances from Lane students.

The festival will be followed by a special appearance from Ghanian artist Nani Agbeli, who will lead a drumming and dance performance at 8 p.m.

Lane Tech's art department offers students dozens of courses, including animation, printmaking, photography, ceramics and art history.