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Welcome to the Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) at Fresno State. CCA is California's Central Valley's leading interdisciplinary institute for the arts.  

CCA is a collaboration and dialogue across the university's colleges and disciplines; the Central Valley's multicultural roots, cultures, and industries; and local K-12 arts education affiliates. Serving a diverse university and regional community, CCA engages the public through innovative art exhibitions, university-wide programming and curricula, and community events.

Our goal is for the university and the community to be partners that partake in an active conversation on the arts, why the arts matter, and how the arts can enrich our lives. 


March Events


MARCH 7, 2019 @ 1 P.M.  PB 191


 The Center for Creativity and the Arts invites the public to an exploration of the global phenomenon of roads and routes that shaped the history of the pre-modern world at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 7, in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Building Room 191).

Since ancient times roads/routes have linked places and cultures, fostering in this process the trade, the spread of people, ideas, and technologies, the exploration and recording of new lands, the creation of settlements, the definition of landscapes, the building of empires and the shaping of nations. The colloquium is part of Center for Creativity and the Arts’ 2018-19 theme “Crossroads.”

Speakers include John Pohl, Steve Lekson, David Conrad, George Greenia, José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez and Wannasarn Noonsuk. The event will be moderated by Keith Jordan, professor of Art and Design and Luis J. Gordo-Peláez, assistant professor of Art and Design. Parking is $4 in lot P6. For more information contact

Click for the program ----> ROADS Program

Click for the poster ------> POSTER



 Opening Jan. 21 - March 1, 2019  In the Phebe Conley Art Gallery @ Fresno State    (Learn more about the artist)

 Lukova show in Conley Gallery


The “Luba Lukova Designing Justice” exhibition will open with a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan 31, at Fresno State’s Conley Art Gallery. Lukova will hold a public talk at 3:30 p.m. ahead of the reception as well as public workshops on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Through Lukova’s use of an economy of line, color and text to pinpoint essential themes of humanity and her ability to succinctly visualize social commentary, her work is said to be powerful and thought-provoking. The exhibition, talk and workshops are presented by The Center for Creativity and the Arts, part of this year’s “Crossroads” theme, and are co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Design.

Parking is $4 at Lot P5. All events are free to the public. INFO: For more information on the public workshops, contact the Department of Art and Design at 559.278.2516.

Back of postcard for Lukova

At the Fresno State's Graduate Studios at M Street

 Upcoming Art Hop

Malaquias Montoya

Malaquias Montoya, A Voice for the Voiceless is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Malaquías Montoya, one of the founders of the social serigraphy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1960s. The paintings, silkscreens, charcoals and oil pastels, address three prominent themes: injustice, empowerment and international struggle. The works in this exhibition are intended to raise awareness and pay homage to those whom the artist calls the “silent and often ignored populace of Chicana/o, Mexican and Central American working class, along with other disenfranchised people of the world.” What better role for art at this critical time in our history? ~~Malaquias Montoya


You can find more information on these and other CCA events on our Calendar/Events page!