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UNC Arts and the Community

The UNC College of Performing and Visual Arts finds ways to engage with the Greeley Community throughout the year beyond the walls of our campus. Below you will find information on collaborations that take place regularly across our community. 

Check back here for updates on upcoming UNC Arts events happening in our community. 

Events and Community Engagement

Over 450 Total Events produced 2017-18 Academic Year in the College

School of Art & Design

  • 16 Artist Talks and Receptions
  • 17 Visiting Artists
  • 45 Classroom Visits
  • 14 Artist HelpDesk Sessions
  • 2 New Pilot Programs Launched: The Healthy Artist and Gallery Meet n’ Greet


4,558 total attendees at all programming

School of Music

  • Large ensemble series
  • Chamber music
  • UNC Opera Theatre
  • Faculty and Student Recitals
  • Guest Artist workshops and masterclasses
  • Festivals: UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, OpenSpace Festival of New Music
  • Competitions

Around 13,000 estimated attendees throughout calendar year

School of Theatre Arts & Dance

  • 48 mainstage performances in academic season;
  • 35 performances in Little Theatre of the Rockies Professional Summer Stock Theatre
  • 11 official student theatre groups; ~70 Student Group performances per academic year
  • 17 Guest Artist lectures and masterclasses in 2017-18

8338 Attendees for 17-18 Mainstage Season; 
4715 Attendees for 2017 LTR Season

Check out regularly occuring community events hosted by our different areas: 

Art & Design

The UNC School of Art & Design provides students with meaningful resume-building opportunities that help create professional networks to prepare our students for graduation and rewarding careers in the Arts.

The School offers access to internships, entrepreneurship coursework, collaborative community based project classes, and professional development opportunities. The School has a long history of strong community involvement, including collaborations with the following organizations:

  • Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Greeley Model Train Museum
  • Greeley Creative District
  • Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
  • Greeley School District 6


Campus Commons Gallery

Constructed in 2018, Campus Commons Gallery is the largest of our exhibition spaces, located in Campus Commons: A student-centered, hub of campus. CC Gallery hosts six originally curated, contemporary exhibitions per year. Each exhibition explores concepts and themes through interdisciplinary, exposing our students to a variety of processes, methods, and art making choices. Campus Commons Gallery is an originally curated exhibition space and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Mariani Gallery

Since 1972, the Mariani Gallery has served the Northern Colorado and Weld County communities. Its outreach is increasingly growing to other nearby cities such as the greater Denver and Boulder areas. For the Spring 2019 semester, Mariani Gallery will be utilized as a student-focused exhibition space. 

Oak Room Gallery

The Oak Room Gallery accepts proposals from UNC students, faculty, and the community for monthly exhibitions. Under the guidance of the Galleries staff, students and guest exhibitors are given the opportunity to curate and install their own artwork. The experience reinforces the curriculum and skill-sets learned in the classroom, preparing our students for a life-long career in the arts. 

Art & Design Homepage


UNC String Project
Dr. Lindsay Fulcher launched a program to deliver accessible string education to District 6 students.

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Day of Music
Now entering its 3rd year, the annual Day of Music gives students a platform to share unique performances out in the community throughout Northern Colorado. University of Northern Colorado School of Music students will flood the Greeley community with music, booking shows and performing all day, all over town. Students are liberated to dream big, create professional partnerships, and do what they love—play music and share their art with the community. 

Learn More

Music Homepage


The School of Theatre Arts and Dance provides pre-professional training for students who plan to pursue careers in professional theatre, or as teachers of theatre arts. The rigorous program sees real results: 27 alumni have appeared in 64 different Broadway productions. UNC Alumni include Beth Malone, a 2017 Tony award nominee for her Broadway role in Fun Home; and Aisha Jackson, who became the first African-American Disney princess on Broadway playing the role of Anna in Frozen.


The Little Theatre of the Rockies is the oldest professional summer stock theatre west of the Mississippi. Each summer, the company allows students the opportunity to audition and work alongside professional actors.

Learn More

Theatre Arts & Dance Homepage

Community Partners

Looking for a way to be involved in the Arts? UNC Arts has many local partners also committed to providing life-long learning and enrichment through the arts. Click on a link below to access current schedules.

City of Greeley

  • Union Colony Civic Center
  • Tointon Gallery
  • Youth Services
  • Museums

Greeley Downtown
High Plains Library District
Greeley Creative District

UNC Musicians for Hire

Please note: All are highly skilled para-professionals and set their own fees for service.

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