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.

Upcoming Events

Oct
20
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Oct
21
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 21, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Oct
22
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Oct
23
2 to 4 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Nov
17
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Nov
18
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Nov
19
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre

Headlines

Soccer players in The Wolves

Pacific University’s Theatre Department is proud to present its Spring 2022 production, The Wolves, written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Jacob Coleman. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

The Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is proud to present intermezzi, an exhibit by Cori Crumrine from March 14, to April 14. Crumrine is a ceramic artist who creates small-scale, abstract culinary forms using white stoneware and Procreate illustrator.  

Tatyana Ostapenko makes contemporary history paintings that record the daily lives of people who don’t usually make it into official historical records. Attend a virtual opening reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. View the exhibit at the Cawein Gallery from Monday, Feb. 7 until Friday, March 4.