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The Center for Creativity and the Arts  

  • Malaquias Montoya stands in front of his paintings during exhibition at M Street Gallery
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  • Two art students view the work of Luba Lukova at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery at Fresno State
  • Tomiko Jones: Hatsubon exhibit depicts the death of the artist's father.
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  • Crowded M Street Gallery during Malaquias Montoya exhibit


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. 

Spring 2020

Art and Identity: Boundaries and Perceptions

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*Please be advised this exhibit contains nudity and is intended for mature and adult audiences.*


Opening Reception: February 6th as part of ArtHop -- 5pm-8pm

Artist Talk: February 7th at 10:00am-11:30am in Conley Art 101

Gallery: M Street Graduate Gallery (1419 M St., Fresno, CA) -- Saturday and Sundays 12pm-4pm


Want more events? See below and check out our calendar page!


Perspectrum- Jan 23,2020 Artist Talk At 3:30pm in Alice Peters Auditorium


The Experience Dome!! One Day Only- Jan 23 Check it out along with the reception in Conley Art Gallery- 5pm-8pm


Tijuana Mural Project- Guest Lecture Feb. 10,2020

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Lectures with Dr. Ruffin II For both Students and Faculty!