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2024 Fine Arts Celebration

Events and Schedules

The 18th Annual Festival of the Fine Arts featuring the creative works from the Fine Arts and Communication Department and the Creative Writing Program.  Click on the department below for a full listing of events.

Art and Design

  • Gold College: Unsung Heroes - Dr. Pat Brace speaking on Rosa Bonheur
    March 28 at 12:00 to 1:30pm in BA 102

  • Art Exhibit "Gender Expression"
    April 2 to April 15 in the Whipple Gallery, sponsored by LGBTQ+ and the Art Club with contributions from SMSU students                 

  • Graduating Senior Art Exhibition
    April 16 to April 30 in the Whipple Gallery 

  • Senior Art Exhibit Reception
    April 17 at 5:30 to 7:30pm in the Whipple Gallery                                                           

Communication Studies

  • Broadcast Digital Media Student Media Showcase
    May 1 at  4:00 to 6:00pm in BA 102

Creative Writing

  • Perceptions Student Literary & Art Journal Reading
    April 12 at 12:00 to 1:00pm in Whipple Gallery 
  • "Stanger Than Fiction: A Fanfiction Celebration of Stanger"
    April 17 at 12:00 to 1:00pm in Whipple Gallery      
  • Telling Women's Stories: Readings from Competition Winners
    April 24 at 12:00 to 1:00pm in Whipple Gallery   

Music

  • Guest Artist Discussion with saxophonist, Tom Scott
    March 26 at 12:00 to 1:00pm in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
  • SMSU Jazz Ensemble with saxophonist, Tom Scott
    March 26 at 7:30 to 9:00pm in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, also featuring the Jazz Bands from Marshall and Lakeview High Schools
    *Part of the 2024 Guest Artist Series 
  • SMSU Student Recital
    April 3 at 1:00 to 2:00pm in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre       
  • Southwest Minnesota Orchestra " Children's Concert"
    April 10 at 10:00am and 1:00pm at SCCPA
  • SMSU Glee Club & Alta Voce "Murmurations"
    April 13 at 2:00 to 3:00pm at First Lutheran Church 
  • SMSU Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
    April 15 at 7:30 to 8:30pm in the Fine Arts Theatre
  • SMSU Student Recital
    April 17 at 1:00 to 2:00pm in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
  • SMSU Music Alumni Weekend
    April 19-21
  • SMSU/Community Concert Band & Symphonic Chamber Winds "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
    April 20 at 3:00 to 4:5pm in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, also featuring members of the Alumni Band
  • Music Alumni Reception
    April 20 at 5:30 to 7:30pm in the Whipple Gallery
  • SMSU Chorale "Flyover Country"
    April 21 at 2:00 to 3:00pm at First Lutheran Church, also featuring members of the Alumni Choir
  • SMSU Student Recital
    April 24 at 1:00 to 2:00pm in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
  • Southwest Minnesota Orchestra & St. Paul Conservatory of Music Orchestra Festival
    April 27 at 10:00 - 5:00pm, String Festival in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
    April 27 at 5:00 to 7:00pm, Festival Orchestra Joint Concert in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
  • Southwest Minnesota Orchestra "Mozart Mania" with guest violinist, Risa Schuchter and artist-faculty from the St. Paul Conservatory
    April 28 at 4:00 to 6:00pm at Holy Redeemer Church
    Tickets $12, $5 for students

Theatre

  • An Inspector Calls public performances in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
    April 10-13 at 7:30pm
    April 14 at 2:00pm 
  • 14th Annual Fashion Runway
    April 16 at 6:00 to 8:00pm in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre Lobby
  • Stage Management Showcase
    May 2 at 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Upper FA Hallway

Mustang Ovations

April 18 at 4:00 to 5:30pm in the Upper Level Conference Center

Download Printable Schedule 


General Information
All events are free and open to the public unless noted.  For more information, call the Fine Arts and Communication office at (507) 537-7482.

Tune in to Marshall Radio for weather-related announcements.

ADA/Section 504: Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please call SMSU Accessibility Services at 507-537-7318, or the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.  Please allow 5-7 days advance notice to schedule the accommodation. 

Parking Directions
Generally, parking is available without a permit anywhere on campus after 4:30 p.m., except in specified parking areas.  If you are visiting the campus during the day for a Fine Arts event, call the department office, or Security at (507) 537-7252, for parking updates.  We will coordinate free parking for events upon request.

To find event locations, or an adjacent parking lot, visit our Interactive Campus Map .  Scroll down on the campus map to check the areas you wish to locate on campus.

On-Campus Locations
BA - Bellows Academic
CC - Conference Center 
CH - Charter Hall
FA - Fine Arts

Off-Campus Locations
First Lutheran Church, 100 Church St, Marshall
Marshall-Lyon County Library, 205 C S, Marshall
SCCPA : The Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall Senior High School, 400 Tiger Dr

Thank you for your interest and support of the Fine Arts!

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