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Public Events

Since 1985, CSU Summer Arts has assembled dozens of the world’s top creatives to teach our students and hold public performances. Each summer, we produce live events spanning the spectrum of dance, media, music, theater, visual art and design, and writing.

CSU Summer Arts will be hosted by Fresno State in Fresno, California through the 2023 season.

2022 Event Calendar


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Tuesday, July 6
7:00 - X:00 PM

An Evening of Chicago-Style Comedy

Kick-off the CSU Summer Arts season with geniuses of improv comedy. Prepare for spontaneous laughter and bursts of joy!
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Wednesday, July 7
1:00 - X:00 PM

Justin Torres Reading

Justin Torres" work has been published widely. Justin"s novel We The Animals was translated into 15 languages and adapted into a film that that premiered at Sundance.
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Sunday, July 18
1:00 - X:00 PM

Student Showcases - Session One

Join us for an afternoon presentation of student work featuring participants from the first session courses at CSU Summer Arts: 

  • Cutting-Edge Collaboration with Pilobolus and Jacob Jonas The Company
  • The Complete 21st Century Flutist
  • The Voice Actor"s Ultimate Tool Kit
  • Chicago-Style Comedy
  • The Flash Form: Cross-Genre Writing and Publishing
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Tuesday, July 20
7:00 - X:00 PM

Octavio Solis

Experience the captivating and inspiring words of multiple award-winning playwright and director Octavio Solis.
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Sunday, August 1
1:00 - X:00 PM

Student Showcases - Session Two

Join us for an afternoon presentation of student work featuring participants from the second session courses at CSU Summer Arts:

  • Advanced Painting Masterclass
  • Know Your Streets: Knowledge, Moves, and Hip-Hop Legacy with Rennie Harris Puremovement
  • Storytelling with Virtual Reality
  • The Art of Scoring for Video Games
  • Collaboration and Devised Theatre
  • Performance of Identity: Past and Present Voices Meet
  • Social Action Writing: Creating Internet Content
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Tickets & Information

TICKET PRICING AND GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING

Seating for all events is general admission. Tickets are:

  • Regular price for adults
  • Discounted for seniors (60 and older), CSU students, faculty, and staff.
  • Free for children 12 and under, though all children must have a ticket.
  • Free events are not ticketed, and admission is first-come, first-seated.

PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL ACCESS

Contact the box office for information about age-appropriateness of events and if you have special access needs. Performances begin at the time indicated in the Events Calendar. Late-arriving patrons are not guaranteed a seat.

If you have special access needs, including seating for those in wheelchairs or the need for a sign language interpreter, let the box office know at least two weeks before the event you wish to attend.

Event Venues

Concert Hall, Music Building
John Wright Theatre, Speech Arts Building
Phebe Conley Art Gallery, Conley Art Building

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Parking

Paid parking is required at Fresno State. Learn more about parking on the Fresno State website.