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Join us on a voyage to Mars! This fall, the second annual Public Arts Festival at ODU is proud to present Mars: a large-scale sculpture by UK-based artist Luke Jerram. Building on last year’s journey to the Moon, Jerram’s red planet shimmers at nearly 23 feet in diameter; an approximate scale of 1:1 million. Each centimeter of the sculpture represents 10 kilometers of the surface of Mars, and pairs its galactic imagery with lights and custom surround sound.

Serving as a meeting point on 43rd Street, Mars brings the Tidewater community together for three out-of-this-world nights, featuring presentations and performances by ODU students, professors, and local heroes. Join us for an adventure full of food, vendors, dance, music, and conversation, all exploring the Martian landscape and igniting the imagination of young and old.

  • Get Your Handlebars to Mars

    Mars Fest
    Smartmouth Brewery
    6:00 PM (ET)
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  • United Souls Band

    Mars Fest
    Supernova Stage, Monarch Way
    7:30 PM (ET)
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  • U-Nite: Costume Contest on Mars

    Mars Fest
    Under Mars
    8:00 PM (ET)
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  • Rocky 7

    Mars Fest
    Supernova Stage, Monarch Way
    7:30 PM (ET)
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  • Paper Aliens

    Mars Fest
    Supernova Stage, Monarch Way
    7:30 PM (ET)
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  • Red Crooked Sky

    Mars Fest
    Under Mars
    8:00 PM (ET)
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  • On the Surface with ODU Dance

    Mars Fest
    Under Mars
    9:00 PM (ET)
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Box Office Hours
Box Office Hours
SUN: CLOSED
MON: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
TUES: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WED: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
THU: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FRI: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SAT: CLOSED