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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Zapotec weaving by Francisco and Laura Bautista

The Cawein Gallery of Art presents an exciting exhibition of vibrant weaving by the Bautistas. Meet the artists at an opening reception at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. The Bautista exhibition is showing through Thursday, Dec. 9. 

The Autumn Choreographers Concert and Jazz Nite are approaching. Get your tickets now for in person and virtual performances!

Theater

Far Away, a play by Caryl Churchill, comes to Pacific as the fall 2021 theater production. The play asks the toughest questions we're grappling with now: how our actions affect others near and far. What are we choosing to ignore? And have we made the environment irreversibly unlivable? And yet, because of the magic of Churchill’s imagery and language — and because it has the quality of a fable — we don’t want to look away.

Upcoming Events

Dec
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7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Apr
16
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, April 16, 2022
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Apr
22
7:30 p.m. | Friday, April 22, 2022
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Apr
23
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, April 23, 2022
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Apr
29
7:30 p.m. | Friday, April 29, 2022
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center