Fall into the Arts This Season with ArtsUW

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Art has power. It has the power to stir the imagination, provoke thought, share beauty, and connect communities. The UW Arts and Creativity Initiative (ArtsUW) aims to bring together students, artists, scholars and audiences in state-of-the-art facilities to catalyze creative discovery.

“Art is too important not to share.”
-Brazilian painter Romero Britto

From the growing collection of public arts across our campuses, to programming and events, ArtsUW serves as a hub to unite our neighbors and our students and faculty in discovery, curiosity, and creativity.

This season, join us as we celebrate life with art and the return of fall arts programming. UW students and employees can receive special perks and discounts such as:

October events with ArtsUW

Robyn Orlin: And so you see…

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2022
Robyn Orlin
Meany Hall—Studio Theatre

South African choreographer Robyn Orlin created this critique of shifting power relationships for the 20th anniversary of the end of Apartheid. Playful, ironic and featuring dancer and performance artist Albert Ibokwe Khoza, the work is a journey through the seven deadly sins that Orlin considers a “requiem for humanity.”

More info and tickets here.

Aerial drone view of the liberal arts quadrangle (facing north)

Oct. 6, 2022
Exhibition opening: The Traveling JLG

Nine artists working towards Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design are premiering new works from their studios here and abroad. The Traveling JLG opens on the evening of Thursday, October 6, and runs through Saturday, October 29.

Four performers stand with their string instruments in a hallway

Oct. 6, 2022
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Explore connections in Mexican visual art, history, culture and music.

More info and tickets here.


The musician looks away from the camera in front of a natural background

OCT. 7, 2022
Gabriel Kahane
Meany Hall—Studio Theatre

Considered by The New Yorker to be “one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day,” Gabriel Kahane reveals his most personal work in a decade. With his new album, Magnificent Bird, Gabriel Kahane chronicles the final month of a year spent off the internet.

More info and tickets here.

DXARTS | School of Music | University of Washington

Oct. 14, 2022
DXARTS Fall Concert
Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The School of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) invites you to attend this free fall concert highlighting the work and talent of this years students.

More info and tickets here.

Gary in a jumpsuit
Oct. 13 – Oct. 16, 2022
Chamber Dance Company
Meany Hall – Studio Theater

The Chamber Dance Company returns to the stage for this year’s program, performed in the intimate Meany Studio Theatre. Guests from Seattle’s professional dance community join the Chamber Dance Company to perform excerpts from Crystal Pite’s 10 Duets on a Theme of Rescue, and David Roussève’s haunting and tender work, Stardust. More info and tickets here.

violinist Rachel Lee Priday Oct. 18, 2022
Faculty Concert: Rachel Lee Priday, violin, with Bryan Wallick, piano
Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Faculty violinist Rachel Lee Priday collaborates with pianist Bryan Wallick of Colorado State University in a program of works by Poulenc, Respighi, Brahms, and Beethoven.

More info and tickets here.


Two performers intertwined against a dark background

Oct. 20 – Oct. 22, 2022
Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

BIG FIVE-OH! thrills with vintage works and trendsetting innovations in dance.

More info and tickets here.


Abby Z and the New Utility
Oct. 27 – Oct. 29, 2022
Abby Z and the New Utility
Meany Hall—Studio Theatre

Choreographer Abby Zbikowski and crew explore complex movement that upends expectations.

More info and tickets here.




Wind Ensemble

Oct. 30, 2022
Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds
Brechemin Auditorium

Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform music arranged for small ensembles, including works by Kamilló Lendvay, David Biedenbender, Antonín Dvořák and more!

More info and tickets here.