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The Lively Arts offers the campus and community nearly 200 events annually, encompassing all performing and visual arts events presented by the College of Fine Arts and its departments, including Art, Music, and Theater and Dance, as well as 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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See our collection of videos about the Lively Arts its series, exhibits, and performances along with arts-in-education services through its ArtsPath program.

Upcoming Events and Tickets

See the upcoming events or learn more about how to purchase tickets. Single tickets for all performances are available approximately 30 days before the performance.

Contest: 2015–16 Headlines

Hints about possible headlinesWe are planning to announce next year’s Ovations! season on May 21, 2015, at an Indiana County Chamber of Commerce event. Before then, we have to make sure our contracts and fiscal affairs are in order. However, in the meantime, we thought you would enjoy checking out the possible headlines you may see throughout the season along with some hints. Enter the contest for your chance to win a free subscription to next year’s Ovations! series season, a value of over $400. You must enter by May 10, and the winner will be announced the evening of May 21. Enter the contest now.

Survey: Which Ballet?

Which ballet? You decide!We need your help. It’s been nearly 15 years since IUP has presented a major touring classic ballet company. We have a few in mind, but would like your assistance in selecting one of two titles to offer you. Completing this short survey will give you one more opportunity to win a free subscription to next year’s season. The survey closes May 10, and the winner will be announced on our social media the evening of May 21. Take the survey now.

Educational Outreach

The Lively Arts provides a wide range of outreach activities throughout the season through its ArtsPath program. This includes artist resdiencies 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.

  • The Lively Arts
  • Performing Arts Center, Room 202
    Fisher Auditorium
    403 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1008
  • Phone: 724-357-2787
  • Fax: 724-357-7899
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Summer Hours
  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.