The Center for Creativity and the Arts  

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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. 

Coming in January: 

merritt johnson“This is a Creation Story: Merritt Johnson and the Unnamed Collective” is a multimedia exhibition that will combine video installation, sculpture and performance. “This is a Creation Story” features work created by Johnson individually and in collaboration with other artists that positioned themselves as "water protectors" at Standing Rock, ND, to oppose the North Dakota Access Pipeline. 

“This is a Creation Story” will be showing at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery January 17 through January 27, 2017, Monday through Friday, 11a.m. to 3p.m. There will be an artist lecture on Tuesday January 24, 2017 3:30p.m. to 5p.m. at the Conley 101 followed by an artist reception at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery from to 7p.m.