Wake The Arts

Wake the Arts is a movement to infuse the arts into every aspect of the Wake Forest experience. Through this shared connection we will elevate Pro Humanitate to develop Wake Forest graduates who are empathetic, curious, and interdisciplinary problem solvers. We believe that all knowledge becomes more impactful when combined with the power of expression.

No matter what field of study one chooses at Wake Forest, it will be enhanced through a culture of creativity that nurtures and celebrates our shared community.


NC Black Rep and Wake Forest announce winning playwrights
This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
Gay History for Straight People!
Third Coast Percussion
x9: exponents | WFU art dept studio faculty exhibition
Ammar Basha script reading
St. Cuthbert’s Way
Charles Mingus Centennial at WFU
Paving the Way: WFU Symphony Orchestra concert
2022 Chamber Choir Tour
Our Guide to the Venice Biennale

Fall 2022 at a Glance

Fall 22 at a glance

Coming soon

  • November 26, 2022 | 10:00am
    Wake Downtown
    Join us for the newest stArt exhibition at Wake Downtown! "Permutations" is an exhibition of oil paintings by students in Prof. Jose DeVera's Advanced Painting course. Works on view are by artists Margaux Ellis, Nate Holdych, Alaura Knoop, Jillian Liu, Blair Newsome, Mary Elizabeth Pifer, Julia Powers, …
  • November 28, 2022 | 7:00pm
    Scales Fine Arts Center
    The Wake Forest University Department of Music invites you to a community event!  The Wake Forest University Choirs and North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, with Wake Forest University student soloists presents a community sing-along of Handel's Messiah. Audience and community members who wish to sing during the event should …
  • November 29, 2022 | 3:00pm
    Scales Fine Arts Center
    The Department of Theatre & Dance will hold auditions for its production of Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters on November 29 at 3:00-6:00 pm and November 30 at 6:00-9:00 pm.  Callbacks will be December 1 at 6:00-9:00 pm.  Performances will be February 3-5 & 9-12, 2023.  For questions, please contact …
  • November 29, 2022 | 5:00pm
    Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery
    Sculpture professeor, Zaire McPhearson will discuss her work that is currently on display in x9 | exponents: WFU Art Dept Studio Faculty Exhibition. Exhibition Description: Periodically, the Hanes Gallery presents the work of the WFU Art Department’s studio instructors to the WFU campus and regional communities. For the first …
  • December 1, 2022 | 7:30pm
    Scales Fine Arts Center
    Featuring The Nutcracker Ballet Suite, Op. 71a, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  Symphony No. 5, “Reformation,” Op. 107, Felix Mendelssohn   The Wake Forest University Music Department and Wake Forest University Symphony Orchestra invites you to celebrate the winter season with iconic selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet alongside the brilliance …
  • January 19, 2023 | 7:30pm
    Wait Chapel
    World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax performs in recital and with major symphony orchestras around the world. He has recorded more than 20 discs for RCA records and has been an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist since 1987. He was the winner of the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in 1974, the Michaels Award …
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