The theaters, galleries, and recital and concert halls at NIU are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We love our venues and having everyone come to see our work, but the artists of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, past and present, have not stopped creating.

Through every crisis the world has ever known, the arts have always found a way to shine through and help provide the road back. This will be no different.

That’s why we created NIU Artists. Never. Quit. It’s a special section on the CVPA Arts Blog where every day we share the work of our students, faculty and alumni.

We invite you to see the work of our artists, musicians, actors and dancers. They continue to find unique ways to express themselves through their art. Feel free to share yours with us, too.

And when it’s safe and we’re back performing and exhibiting in our on-campus homes again, we can’t wait for you to experience it in person.

Best Regards,
Paul Kassel
Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts