CFPCA 30th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary CFPCA

30th Anniversary Events

Fall 2016

Presidents Preview - On September 16, 2016 the Hilberry Theatre opens its season with You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman.  Please join us for a pre-performance reception hosted by Wayne State University President Roy M. Wilson and First Lady Jacqueline Wilson.  Cocktails at 7:15pm and performance at 8:00pm.  To RSVP - 

Essay'd Art Exhibition - Join Art & Art History as they honor the Wayne State University Alumni artists featured in the book Essay'd: 30 Detroit Artists which highlights the individual contributors to Detroit's thriving and diverse art scene.  Exhibition runs October 14 through December 9th in the Art Department Gallery with a reception on Friday October 14 from 5pm to 8pm.  For more info go to

Salute to Detroit - This year the Music department will take its 50th Salute to Detroit concert to St. Ambrose Church in Grosse Pointe Park with a reception to follow on site at The ARK. The concert will be held on November 13, 2016 at 3:00pm with the reception to follow at 4:30pm.  For more information see

Hilberry / Tsagaris  Art Collection Reception - This event will be held in late the fall or early winter semester.  John Hilberry and his late wife Nicky Tsagaris donated 60 original works created by artists of the Cass Corridor Movement to the University Art Collection. These works will be on permanent display in the Tierney House, which will be the new home of the WSU Alumni Affairs Office.  This reception will be held to commemorate this installation.  Stay tuned for more information...

Winter 2016

The Apple Award - The Sarah Applebaum Nederlander Award for Excellence in Theatre, the Apple Award, is presented to exceptional artist in the field of theatre.  Together with the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance this award is given out each spring at a gala event.  Date and location - TBD

Spring Dance Concert - March 3rd & 4th, 2017 at the Bonstelle Theatre.  Celebrating its 88th year, the Spring Dance Concert is a progressive demonstration of award-winning works from the Allesee Dance Companies.  More info at

CFPCA 30th Anniversary Concert - This concert will be held at the Community Arts Auditorium on March 9, 2016.  This concert and reception will include work from all disciplines of the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts.  More details will be forthcoming.

Arts Achievement Award - Outstanding alumni and former students of Wayne State University are recognized for their dedication to, and advocacy for, the arts and communication and for achievements in their respective fields.  This event is open to all who wish to attend and will be held on March 25, 2016.  More details to come soon...

Student Art Exhibitions -  The Art Department Gallery will show the work of Graduating Seniors from January 13 through February 3, 2017 with a reception on Friday, January 13th from 5pm to 8pm.  The WSU Undergraduate Exhibit will run from April 21 through May 26, 2017 with a reception on Friday April 21st from 5pm to 8pm.  For more info go to

Spring Orchestra and Chorus - Mondays at the Max on April 17, 2017 will feature the Music Department Orchestra and Chorus for their annual Spring Concert.  For more info go to

150 years in the heart of Detroit