How to filter the flyers

Everyone who attends Cal Poly has seen the immense amount of flyers and advertisements posted on every wall, door and post around campus. As the new quarter comes into full swing,

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetclubs and events flyers are trending.

However, I’ve taken the time to linger around the bulletins. My eyes are drawn to the bright colors and clever designs, promoting various art events and activities I should participate in.  Why don’t we take initiative to check these out.


Here are 5 helpful tips to filter the flyers and find your interests

  1. Find 3-5 flyers that catch your eye. This is a good place to start, then narrow it down.
  2. What are you looking for? Decide what kind of art you are searching for; Photography? Modern? Canvas? Performance?
  3. Do you want to observe or participate? There are plenty of opportunities for both, you just have to choose!
  4. Follow up information. Locate when, where and who is in charge of this event, sign up if that is necessary.
  5. Don’t overload. There is no need to spread yourself thin, pick one or two activities at a time, you want to enjoy yourself and avoid stress.

One that caught my eye was Smile and Nod, our campus improv group.  They have open auditions each quarter and shows every weekend! Ryan Clahaan, a newer member of the Smile and Nod team emphasized excitement of participating and observing.

“I was really nervous but I had seen the show before an thought it was hilarious… I highly suggest everyone try out even if they don’t think they’ll do a good job. You never know until you try!”

This is one example of an event that can be found on a flyer. They advertise their auditions and shows. This is a great show to attend with a friend, or bring one along to ease the nerves of an audition.

It’s important to seek follow up information. Smile and Nod advertises on both their website and social media.

If improv isn’t what your looking for, keep filtering those flyers! I hope that as I seek involvement in the art and performance community, I will encourage others to do the same.





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