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
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:
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
- Greeley School District 6
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. The largest of our exhibition spaces, the Mariani 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. Mariani Gallery is an originally curated space and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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.
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.
- Union Colony Civic Center
- Tointon Gallery
- Youth Services
Private Lessons and Arranged Classes
Includes all musical instruments and voice, drawing, painting, photography, and ceramics. Time, date, place, and costs arranged on an individual basis. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Please note: All are highly skilled para-professionals and set their own fees for service.