Welcome to Summer Arts 2018: Here are 5 picks
That blast of central air you feel coming from the Fresno State dorms is the whoosh of Summer Arts returning.
The Fresno-area arts community’s happy welcome continues for this annual California State University festival. Last year marked the return of the month-long program to the university after a five-year absence. The latest season opens 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the John Wright Theatre with a public performance of Spectrum Dance Theater. (This is sure to be one of the most popular public events of the festival. Not only is the company a big-name draw, but the first performance of Summer Arts also serves as a way to welcome students, so public tickets are limited. It’s important to buy them in advance.)
Following that, there’s a nice lineup of performances and lectures over the next four weeks that includes dance, classical music, comedy, photography and more. Regular tickets are $15-$25. And don’t forget the free student showcases (July 13-14 and July 27-28) that culminate each of the festival’s two-week sessions. They’re a great (and economical) way to experience budding creativity at its most promising.
To help you sort through the calendar, I checked in with Summer Arts marketing guru Tanya Osegueda, and we came up with 5 Events Not to Miss: