Center for Performing Arts

Center for Performing Arts, exterior view

Center for Performing Arts

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Mission

The Western Illinois University Center for Performing Arts supports the academic mission and programs in the WIU College of Fine Arts and Communication. It will also serve as a cultural and performing arts destination for the campus community, the City of Macomb, and the entire Western Illinois region.

Governor J.B. Pritzker, Deputy Governor for Education Martin Torres, the General Assembly, the Capital Development Board and WIU announced Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 the release of the funds for the Center for Performing Arts at Western Illinois University.

College of Fine Arts and Communication Dean Billy Clow expresses what the Center for Performing Arts means to WIU, COFAC, and west central Illinois.

WIU President Guiyou Huang expresses WIU's appreciation to Governor J.B. Pritzker and others for the state-funded Center for Performing Arts (CPA) on the WIU-Macomb campus. This is a true investment for WIU and sends a clear message that Western Illinois University is here to stay.

To read the transcript WIU President Guiyou Huang's remarks Center for Performing Arts Groundbreaking Remarks – Oct. 7, 2022

Thank you for your continued support of the Center for Performing Arts and the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

To read the transcript “This – is – our – moment” - COFAC Dean William T. ‘Billy’ Clow - Center for Performing Arts Groundbreaking Remarks – Oct. 7, 2022

Dante Patterson, a junior music education major from Peoria, IL, and Drum Major for the Marching Leathernecks and Jaekwon Watkins, a sophomore theatre performance major from Homewood, IL, share their excitement about the CPA.

Construction in Progress

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