Weeklong 'UCF Celebrates the Arts' festival begins today at Dr. Phillips Center


  • Jessica Bryce Young
The University of Central Florida is the nation's second largest university, which means it has a huge talent pool of innovative artists just waiting to be discovered.

UCF Celebrates the Arts puts these talented students in the spotlight. The annual showcase features an interactive exhibition with student artwork and performances, offering a blend of different mediums and subjects.

This year's showcase is held between April 7-14 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts at 445 S. Magnolia Ave.

The event is free, but tickets and lobby passes must be reserved in advance or before the start of an event. You can reserve specific tickets and passes by clicking on which events you'd like to attend here.
  • Photo via UCF School of Performing Arts/Facebook
The showcase features collaboration between multiple university entities, bringing together STEM programs in the Colleges of Sciences and Medicine with artistic programs in the College of Arts and Humanities.

The showcase follows a daily schedule of different performances and panels, as well as offering three different exhibitions in lobbies around the Dr. Phillips Center.

The schedule includes performances of Oklahoma! by Theatre UCF, a reading of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, new music performed by the Flying Horse Big Band and Collide Contemporary Ensemble, concerts by the UCF Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, short film showcases and performances of The Giver by the Orlando Repertory Theatre.

You can find the full schedule and reserve tickets and passes here.

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