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At the Table

Exhibition that explores the table as a site of community, power, and representation. Ties in with recent conversations in our community about the importance of having one’s voice heard and being given a seat at the table.   

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Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico is the nation’s renowned Latino dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. For 50 years, Ballet Hispánico has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.  

Photo shows the 2023 BFA Portfolio Exhibition.

Bachelor of Fine Art Portfolio Exhibition

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design.  

Image of smoky mountains at sunset.

Echoes Across the Smokies: A Night of Bluegrass, Ballads, and Tall Tales

Step into the heart of the Appalachian soul as the WCU’s Bardo Arts Center and Mountain Heritage Center present Echoes Across the Smokies: A Night of Bluegrass, Ballads, and Tall Tales, an unforgettable event celebrating the rich tapestry of mountain culture.   

Image of 2022 Nutcracker performance.

The Nutcracker featuring the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Join Bardo Arts Center for a magically festive, full-length version of The Nutcracker featuring professional classical dancers and the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville’s celebrated pre-professional company.   

Image from the SOAD Faculty Biennial 2023

School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial

Every two years, the WCU Fine Art Museum offers faculty in the School of Art and Design the opportunity to share their artwork with the University community.  


Light Chasers

This singularly unique production tells the story of one couple’s life together, from childhood to marriage, sorrow and reconciliation, and ultimately to departure, through the beloved art rock band, Cloud Cult’s, 2010 concept album, Light Chasers.   

Image courtesy of WCU Photo Services.

57th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

This exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity for WCU undergraduate students to share their artwork with a larger public and to enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting.  

Image courtesy of Circus EVO.

Solstice: A Winter Circus Experience

This captivating circus show unfolds the story of a character who has lost his inner light, plunging him into a wondrous and surreal world where memories come to life and the ordinary becomes ‘extra’ordinary  

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