Every summer for 36 years, CSU Summer Arts has assembled dozens of the world's top creatives to be a part of our annual Festival -– to perform and to teach our students. For the festival, which is open to the community, we produce more than 30 live events each summer, spanning the spectrum of dance, media, music, theatre, visual art & design, and writing.
Some of the amazing artists who have appeared at Summer Arts include:
Dance companies Urban Bush Women, Diavolo and the Bella Lewitzky Company
Theatre artists Bill Irwin, Edward Albee and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Musicians Dave Brubeck, John Santos and the Kronos Quartet
Visual artists Lita Albuquerque, Ed Moses and Vincent Desiderio
Writers Lidia Yuknavitch, Marilyn Nelson and William T. Vollman
Media artists Andrew Gordon, Jaron Lanier and Vilmos Zsigmond
CSU Summer Arts will be hosted by Fresno State in Fresno, California, through the 2023 season.
Here are just a few of the artists who will perform at this year's CSU Summer Arts Festival.