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Dancers on stage

sUmmer arts 2021 has a very limited guest artist event program, plus the OUR STUDENT SHOWCASE SERIES. all events are FREE TO THE public.

just click "see the public events calendar" to request the zoom link and reserve your space!

See the Public Events Calendar

Every summer for 36 years, CSU Summer Arts has assembled dozens of the world's top crea​tives 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 WomenDiavolo and the Bella Lewitzky Company​

Theatre artists Bill IrwinEdward Albee and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Musicians Dave BrubeckJohn Santos and the Kronos Quartet

Visual artists Lita AlbuquerqueEd Moseand Vincent Desiderio

Writers Lidia YuknavitchMarilyn Nelson and William T. Vollman

Media artists Andrew GordonJaron Lanier and Vilmos Zsigmond

CSU Summer Arts will be hosted by Fresno State in Fresno, California, through the 2023 season.

2018 Sneak PeEk

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


David Razowsky

Stage Combat

Funmilola Fagbamila