The Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity

Opening in time for the Fall 2024 semester, the Artis Center of Adaptive Innovation and Creativity will be the home of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Radford University. Here's a brief preview of the largest academic building on campus and its design elements. A dynamic and versatile space, it will serve both the university and the community at large. Enjoy this look ahead, narrated by Sarah Lindsay Merriman, a Theatre and Music major, class of 2025.

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Calendar of Events



  1. Record attendance for student art show »


    Two hundred guests attended the 2024 Juried Student Art Show, a number believed to be a record for this event.

  2. Mini-grants go a long way for CVPA students »


    Recently, three professors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts received small cash grants to aid in their classroom efforts.

  3. High school art show expands »


    Each spring, the Radford University Art Museum offers regional high school students an opportunity to share their work and compete for accolades and cash prizes. With more students receiving part or all of their education online these days, the event has recently seen expanded participation from virtual students.

  4. "The Aliens" comes to the Radford stage »


    Sometimes the stars really do align. At least that’s the way Radford University junior Annie Bolte feels right now. “The Aliens,” by Annie Baker, which will open on Valentine’s night.

  5. Music Therapy Professor and Students Reflect to Refine »


    Dr. Sekyung Jang and students use video as a tool for improving practices in Music Therapy.

  6. Ben Duke's abstract realism arrives in January »


    Artist Ben Duke's exhibition, A Situation of Meanings, brings two decades of work in abstract realism to Radford University's Art Museum.