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Festival

Dancers on stage

SUMMER ARTS 2021 CLASSES WILL BE ONLINE ONLY. WE WILL NOT BE PRESENTING A GUEST ARTIST PERFORMANCE SEASON.
HOWEVER, OUR STUDENT SHOWCASE SERIES WILL BE ONLINE, AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC! PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JUNE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT DATES, TIMES, AND HOW TO VIEW THE STUDENT SHOWCASES.​

Every summer for almost 35 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 Moseand Vincent Desiderio

Writers Lidia Yuknavitch, Marilyn Nelson and William T. Vollman

Media artists Andrew Gordon, Jaron Lanier and Vilmos Zsigmond

See the Public Events Calendar

CSU Summer Arts will be hosted by Fresno State in Fresno, California, through the 2022​ season.

2018 Sneak PeEk

Here are just a few of the artists who will perform at this year's CSU Summer Arts Festival.

SPECTRUM DANCE

David Razowsky

Stage Combat

Funmilola Fagbamila