Arts & Entertainment

At Columbia State, we celebrate the important role of the arts in a well-rounded education. In addition to the books read, tests taken and study groups formed that mark our students’ academic growth, we also provide a wide range of cultural and intellectual opportunities.

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The Performance Series

The Performance Series brings diverse and engaging lineups of musical and theatrical entertainment. The Series is made possible through a generous and long-standing commitment with its naming sponsor, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, and long standing loyal Performance Series patrons.
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The Pryor Art Gallery

The Pryor Art Gallery delights in bringing a wide range of art forms to the gallery exhibits. From traditional oil and watercolors to sculptures to photography, to folk art forms and digital art, the Gallery brings fine art to Columbia. Admission to the gallery is free.

The Lecture Series

Columbia State offers a variety of Lecture Series to engage students and broadened their knowledge base. Subject areas include History, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences to name a few.

The Lyceum

The faculty-driven Lyceum events are designed to bring wide ranging and provocative lectures and performances to the student body and area communities. Topics tend to reflect the events of the day and commemorate events in popular culture. Lyceum events are free and open to the public.

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Perceptions is Columbia State’s Journal of the Arts. The journal is published every spring and features poetry, prose and photography from our students, faculty and staff. Creative minds can contact Beverly Mitchell at bmitchell@ColumbiaState.edu for submission guidelines.

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