Performance and Exhibit Venues

Kent State’s performing and visual arts have a reach far beyond the borders of Ohio. 

There’s always something new to experience at the many arts events held at Kent State and at off-campus locations year round. The College of the Arts provides many student-run productions, exhibitions and events. See some of our student arts performances in the links below.

Fine and Performing Arts

  • School of Art
    A long tradition of imagination, thought, skill and achievement abounds within the new Center for the Visual Arts, which features divisions for art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, painting, print media, photography, sculpture and textiles.
  • Kent/Blossom Music
    Musicians and music enthusiasts alike enjoy the performances of chamber and orchestral music during the six-week summer festival at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls.
  • Porthouse Theatre
    Audiences flock to the series of plays performed by a cast of professional and aspiring actors.
  • School of Music
    Explore the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, where professional training and academic excellence intersect.
  • School of Theatre and Dance
    Check out what programs are taking place on the Kent Campus.
  • Wick Poetry Center
    The Wick Poetry Center serves as the focus of poetic artistry at Kent State University with annual readings, scholarships and publications.

Visual Arts and Design Arts

  • The Fashion School
    Recognized as one of the top fashion schools in the United States, we provide a comprehensive American university experience, a forward-looking and rigorous curriculum in fashion, an aggressive approach to the use of digital technologies and access to a broad range of international and study-away experiences.
  • School of Art Galleries
    In addition to galleries on campus, the School of Art reaches out to the Kent community with the Downtown Gallery showcasing diverse art from students, faculty and alumni.
  • Kent/Blossom Art
    Kent/Blossom Art features various exhibitions of visual arts.
  • Kent State University Museum
    Featuring nine galleries with changing exhibitions throughout the year focusing on fashion and decorative arts, the Kent State University Museum houses one of the nation's largest and finest collections of gowns, traditional dress and interior domestic displays.

See all in-person and digital exhibits