This year is a milestone for the visual and performing arts at Colorado State University, marking the 10th anniversary of the ofﬁcial opening of the University Center for the Arts. Since then, the world-class facility, which houses the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, and the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, has provided the space for CSU students to reach new levels of creativity, excellence, and recognition.
The UCA has also become a cherished cultural center for northern Colorado, presenting more than 200 events each year. After a successful decade in the state-of-the-art building, there is much to celebrate and the festivities kick off with a celebration and open house on Sunday, Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m.
The open house is free and open to the public; however, registration is appreciated. Go to advancing.colostate.edu/UCAOPENHOUSE2018
The event features the UCA in action, showcasing performance, studio, exhibition, classroom, design, and clinical spaces. Guests will have the opportunity to experience CSU music ensembles, dance classes, theatrical rehearsals, museum programming, technical production workshops, costume ﬁttings, and many other hands-on activities throughout the afternoon.
Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the nearby gardens, bring a blanket and sit on the lawn, and purchase fare from local food trucks parked on site.
Name a Seat
You can become part of CSU history by naming a seat in the UCA. With a gift of $250 to a music, theatre, or dance scholarship, the donor’s name will be placed on a seat in the UCA theatre of their choice. Name a Seat online.
“Thousands of patrons attend our events each year, but the open house is intended to give the public an inside look at how the UCA provides a professional environment for our students each and every day,” said Dan Goble, director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. “This ‘day in the life’ view of the UCA features students engaged in the creative process, from dance to costume construction, jazz to orchestral performance. This is a day not to be missed.”