Photo above: The CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater will perform at 7 p.m. June 26 in Fresno State’s John Wright Theatre.

Tickets for Summer Arts events will go on sale Monday, June 5. CSU Summer Arts guest artists work intensively with their students during the day and inspire their students and the Fresno community after dark with their talented performances. The Summer Arts public performances give audiences the opportunity to enjoy the best of today’s artistic talent.

Since 1985, the CSU has offered the Summer Arts experience to both audiences and students, systemwide and beyond. Fresno State will reprise its role as host campus for CSU Summer Arts beginning this summer through 2021.

CSU Summer Arts offers courses for academic credit plus a performance festival in the visual, performing, media and literary arts. The academic component offers residency courses for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in creative writing, dance, music, film, video, theatre, performing arts, visual arts, design and new technology.

Students work with world-renowned master teachers and guest artists to create new works and explore innovative techniques. The most distinguished CSU faculty, exemplary professionals and hundreds of artistically talented students participate annually.

Student Showcase Series

One of the highlights of CSU Summer Arts public events is the Student Showcase Series. The student participants from each Summer Arts course will culminate their experience by staging a public performance, reading, or exhibit highlighting their hard work and skills developed at Summer Arts. All student showcases are free to the public.

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