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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    Ovations 2013-2014 Highlights 240

    See our collection of videos about the Lively Arts-its series, exhibits, and performances along with arts-in-education services through its ArtsPath program.

    Holiday 177"Lively" Gifts for the Holiday

    Tickets make a great gift for the holidays for your family, friends, and colleagues, or a special treat for yourself. Through December 18, we are making tickets available online for all spring semester series events. After December 18, they will not become available again until approximately one month before each event.

    Upcoming Events and Tickets

    Because You Deserve the Best


    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. Most events will occur between September and May of each year with information updated on our calendar by the end of July of the preceding 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.