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Fine Arts

Develop your artistic expression and experience on stage, through exhibitions and behind the camera or curtain — across our community as well as in the classroom.

Deepen your connection to the arts through student organizations, groups and venues. Join with professionals to produce and perform a wide-range of music and theater. View and participate in art exhibits on campus and interact with nationally respected visiting artists. Stretch your theatrical talents in creative classics and experimental plays.

On any given week during the academic school year, experience a sampling of entertaining and educational events that are open to the community. For the latest lineup of the following events, see the event calendar.

 

Robert W. Regier Art Gallery

The Robert W. Regier Gallery (located in the Luyken Fine Arts Center) on campus features rotating exhibitions in all media from regional and national artists. Each spring two exhibits are dedicated to showcasing Bethel’s art students.

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series

Since 1998, Bethel has teamed up with Hesston (Kan.) College to bring internationally renowned performers to the area through the HBPA series. Visit the HBPA website for the complete schedule and details on obtaining tickets.

Lectures

Bethel hosts a number of free lectures throughout the year. These series have brought to campus distinguished authors, professors, performers, theologians and artists.

Music and Theater

Jazz ensembles, vocal performances, operas, dramas and musicals are just some of Bethel’s fine arts events. Better yet, a number of these events are free and open to the public, such as the professional-grade recitals offered by students and faculty in the music department.

Plan ahead by checking the event calendar and then head back to the News & Events page for details on each of the events. Obtain tickets to events by contacting the Thresher Shop in person or at 316-284-5205.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.