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Year of the Arts, Faith, and Imagination

Join us for this special opportunity to celebrate all that God has accomplished in and through the arts at Wheaton College.

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With the grand opening of the Armerding Center for Music and the Arts, Wheaton College invites a wide and diverse group of people to engage in the artistic vitality of this remarkable place. The Year of the Arts will include a stunning array of events and performances, new initiatives, ongoing projects, and multiple opportunities for collaboration, discovery, and celebration. 

* Year of the Arts Banner Image Credit: Jacob's Ladder, Donald Jackson with contributions from Chris Tomlin, Copyright 2002 The Saint John's Bible, Saint John's University, Collegeville Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Poetry Month

From April 29-April 27 Wheaton College host numerous events centered around poetry and its rich contributions to the arts and culture. Check out the schedule of events here!

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My Secret Double is an international exhibition that strives to address issues of mental health with a message of hope. The "secret double" is that inner voice that speaks fear and insecurity driving many to depression, anxiety, and darkness. From March 7 to May 6, 2022, Wheaton College will host this exhibit that showcases artwork that expresses artists' personal journeys with that secret voice, and also ways in which hope may be found in the midst of that journey.

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The Saint John's Bible Exhibit

The Gospels and Acts volume of The Saint John's Bible, Heritage Edition will be displayed on campus throughout the Year of the Arts, Faith, and Imagination. Learn more about the Bible and how you can view this exhibition.

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About the Events

The Year of the Arts will showcase Wheaton faculty, students, alumni, and many guest artists.  Scripture describes God as Creator, Author, Sculptor, Gardener, Craftsman, Designer, and so much more. As God’s image-bearers we are offered sacred opportunities to reflect His attributes, as He inspires us to create and explore. May we each be drawn closer to our Creator, to our own creativity, and to an emboldened sense of how each person might be best equipped to serve Christ and His Kingdom.

Calendar Highlights of 2021-2022

 - September 25 - Armerding Center For Music and the Arts Grand Celebration Concert 
 - November 5–6, 10–13 - Arena Theater, My Name is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner 
 - December 3, 4 Christmas Festival Concerts: Welcome All Wonders 
 - March 22April 29 - My Secret Double Art Exhibition
 - March 26 - Concert Choir, World Premiere of Morten Lauridsen's Ave Verum Corpus
 - March 29April 30Poetry Month at Wheaton
 - March 3031 - Science Symposium 2022: Science, Imagination, and Wonder

Below, you will see the next three upcoming events, you can see the full calendar by clicking the "more events" button at the bottom of this page. Each event listing will contain the most up-to-date information about the event as well as information on how to purchase tickets. Email artsevents@wheaton.edu if you have questions.