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

Coming soon

  • A flux of diverse sound-based performances, presentations and events, including music, poetry, sound projects, and vinyl nights, in cross-disciplined mixtures by students, faculty, and selected outside artists. All events are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise. For a line-up of full events, visit our website: https://…
  • On display in the Hanes Gallery is a video installation from the late Terry Adkins, Flumen Orationis (from The Principalities). The video is 41 minutes in length and playing on loop in the Main Gallery through February 10. Come by the gallery during regular hours, Monday – Friday from 10 am to 5 pm …
  • January 26, 2023 | 10:00am
    START Gallery
    Air of Malaise is co-curated by Lilly Reed and Hilary Hansford from works in the John P. Anderson Collection of Student Art, honoring its 30th anniversary and as a part of the gallery’s stArt.yourself program of student-organized exhibitions. The exhibition brings together works highlighting the connection …
  • January 26, 2023 | 5:00pm
    Wake Downtown
    Join us for the reception of the newest stArt.dt (Wake Downtown) exhibition, Hypervisibility, featuring mixed media drawings by Zac Contreras ('23). Food and refreshments will be provided! For the full artist statement, visit: https://startgallery.wfu.edu/portfolio-item/hypervisibility/
  • February 3, 2023 | 6:00pm
    Tribble Hall
    Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Jewish Studies invites you to join us February 3-10 for “Art, Activism, and Representation with Micah Bazant,” a pilot community-engaged artist-in-resident program, featuring the Bay Area-based artist and community activist Micah Bazant. For a unique, immersive experience, please consider applying …
  • February 3, 2023 | 7:30pm
    Scales Fine Arts Center
    The Three Sisters By Anton Chekhov, Translated by Carol Rocamora Directed by Sharon Andrews Who among us has never felt the longing for the unattainable, the desire for that which we will not have? The Three Sisters, one of Anton Chekhov’s most celebrated plays, illustrates his brilliance …
  • February 5, 2023 | 3:00pm
    Brendle Recital Hall
    The Wake Forest University Department of Music invites you to a celebration of composer Florence Price, presented by the Wake Forest University Vocal Studios.
  • February 9, 2023 | 4:00pm
    Brendle Recital Hall
    "The Arts of Leadership with Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher" features a recital and public conversation with the national leader in higher education, a distinguished classical musician, and accomplished administrator who recently served as the 10th President of the University of Richmond. …
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