Arts & Culture

A multi-generational and interactive arts festival featuring over 33 activities, live entertainment and food trucks.


At first glance, it looks more like an art studio, make that a hot art studio ... music blaring, temperatures rising and a chatty atmosphere of collaboration. Anything but a college classroom. Most wear blue jeans and cotton shirts so they can easily sweat while perfecting their craft. In this case, glassblowing.

Kaycee Marshall, a 2019 Fashion Design major, created a line of formalwear for women in wheelchairs.

Enology students of Kent State University’s Ashtabula Campus are leaving a lasting impact with their high-quality luxury wines. One local wine connoisseur was so impressed with the wines, he featured them in a recent article in the Akron Beacon Journal. 

The Fashion School at Kent State University held its 37th annual fashion show April 26 and 27 in the school’s home of Rockwell Hall on the Kent Campus. Models worked the runway which flowed from the catwalk in the Rockwell Auditorium and out into the second-floor atrium, giving viewers an up-close glimpse at the construction of the student-made garments. 

The Roe Green series continues to prosper in 2019, bringing in actor, writer and director Ron West, ‘82, who has directed multiple pieces for The Second City in Chicago, appeared on Whose Line is it, Anyway? and worked on several other shows and projects. 

Imagine stepping into a role that had been filled for 30 years by the previous occupant. Where would you start? How would you make your mark? For Sarah Rogers, director of the Kent State University Museum, this was the challenge and opportunity of a lifetime.

KSU alumnus and gay rights activist Michael Chanak Jr. was determined to make a difference at his workplace, and his dedication to change prompted a global company to redefine diversity.

The Kent State Magazine tells the story of the Pakistani-born artist and assistant professor in the School of Art, Mahwish Chishty, pondering how she’s going to exhibit her latest project—the culmination of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship she was awarded for exceptional creative ability in the arts in 2017.

Several Kent State University departments have come together to produce Create Awareness, an art exhibit located on the first floor of the University Library that focuses on using art to depict the personal experiences of Kent State students, faculty and staff with mental illness.