Arts

Let us entertain you! Come to Pacific University to enjoy performing and visual arts with a wide selection of public events in music, theatre, dance and visual arts.

Watch our student performers take the stage— the Music Department concert season highlights a variety of musical styles, while the Department of Theatre & Dance stage theatre productions and dance performances throughout the year. And don't miss the Pacific University Annual Lūʻau, the only completely student-run and student-directed lū‘au in the Northwest for over sixty years. This presentation of traditional Polynesian dance, music and entertainment attracts about 2,000 people every year.

Pacific University also draws outside artists to the community. Enjoy headliners from around the globe with the Performing Arts Series, a Pacific University signature event. Experience the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art, featuring studio art in monthly rotating exhibits.

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Digital photo of 4 dogs

Pacific University is proud to present The Future of Creativity: Regional High School Art Show online at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art. The virtual art show displays exceptional artwork from students attending high schools in and around Washington County.

Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Alice Birch’s darkly funny and dreamlike play, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., performing March 11-14 outdoors on the Forest Grove Campus.

Fern and log painting

Artist Nancy Helmsworth displays a series of paintings — much of it inspired by walks through Forest Park during the COVID-19 lock-down of Spring 2020 — in a virtual exhibit Within the Forest: Nurse Logs presented by Pacific University’s Katherine Cawein Gallery of Art.

Upcoming Events

Apr
22
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 22, 2021
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Online
Apr
23
7:30 p.m. | Friday, April 23, 2021
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Online
Apr
24
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, April 24, 2021
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Online
Apr
24
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, April 24, 2021
Online
Apr
28
7 p.m. | Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Online
Apr
30
All Day | Friday, April 30, 2021
Forest Grove, Online
Apr
30
6 p.m. | Friday, April 30, 2021
Online