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  • 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. We will be updating this calendar over the next few weeks and currently plan to have most events entered by the end of June. 

    The 2017–18 Season Information

    • Ovations! Series Announced for 2017–18
    • Other seasons for Theater-by-the-Grove, Dance Theater, and Music Theater will be announced in the coming weeks.
    • Donors and past subscribers will receive a simplified mailing by mid-June to renew their subscription. If you join or renew your membership in the Premiere Club at $250 or more, you will receive priority seating.
    • Our new complete brochure for all subscriptiuon will be available at the top of July. If you would like to see the brochure for this past season, the brochure remains available for download (pdf).

    If you would like a full copy of our brochure mailed to you when it is ready, please e-mail us at lively-arts@iup.edu, 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.

    See Ovations! on YouTube

    YouTube Logo 50Check out our YouTube video playlist featuring highlights from all 12 Ovations! series events for the past 2016–17 season. We are working on creating new ones for all 13 events of the 2017–18 season that will be posted by July 1.

    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 for the 2016–17 season.