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

    Because You Deserve the Best

    We have a few activities happening in the summer, including University Museum exhibits and Footlight Players. See the upcoming events on our calendar.

    The 2016–17 Season

    Our next season will be announced by the end of May and will be presented to the public live at the Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival to be held in downtown Indiana on May 28, 2016. Subscription information will be sent by mid-June to past subscribers and donors. A full brochure will be available to those on our mailing list by early July. E-mail us now at, or call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) to make sure you are on both our e-list and mailing list.

    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.