Lively Arts

  • The Lively Arts offers the campus and community nearly 200 events annually. These events encompass all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts and its departments, including Art, Music, and Theater and Dance. Also included are events for the University Museum and Kipp Gallery, and a performing artist series, Ovations!. ArtsPath is the extensive arts-in-education outreach program of the Lively Arts. We also invite you to check out the IUP Community Music School for private lessons and ensemble participation.

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    Upcoming Events and Tickets

    The Lively Arts, including all events and exhibits presented by the College of Fine Arts and its departments, presents nearly 200 events annually. See the upcoming events on our calendar.

    The 2016–17 Season

    Subscriptions are no longer available. However, our season brochure remains available if you would like to download it (pdf).

    If you would like a full copy of our brochure mailed to you, please e-mail us at, or call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) to make sure you are on both our e-list and mailing list. You can also receive periodic updates on your cell phone through our text messaging service by texting “Lively” to 313131.

    Previews on YouTube

    YouTube Logo 50Check out our YouTube video playlist featuring highlights from all 12 Ovations! series events for the 2016–17 season.

    Educational Outreach

    The Lively Arts provides a wide range of outreach activities throughout the season through its ArtsPath program. This includes artist residencies as well as outreach surrounding our Ovations! series events and reaches over 5,000 students in the region beyond the performances and exhibits it offers.

    Lively Arts Sponsors

    The support of many individuals, organizations, and corporations is what makes the Lively Arts and its various series and programs possible. View the list of sponsors and partners.