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Explore the Power of &
Arts & Ideas Lewis reflects the integration of several programs at Lewis University under one umbrella. A program coordinated by the College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communication, Arts & Ideas is committed to establishing Lewis University as a cultural center for Will County and the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Arts & Ideas Lewis is comprised of the A&I program including the Performing Arts Series, the Wadsworth Family Gallery, the Phillip Lynch Theatre, and Jet Fuel Review. Join us and explore the Power of And.

Wadsworth Art Gallery
Benjamin F. Calvert III
February 7 - March 18, 2022
Gallery Talk and Reception: March 17, 2022 - 7pm
Philip Lynch Theatre
Veronica's Room
February 11-13 & February 17-20, 2022
Tickets on sale, January 24, 2022 Philip Lynch Theatre
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Performing Arts Series
LYNX: Amplify Project
February 21, 2022 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
Streaming Here!
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Jet Fuel Review
Creative Writing Series: Creative Writing Showcase
March 3, 2022 - 4pm
Location TBD
Performing Arts Series
Catch the Twain
March 22, 2022 - 5pm and 7:30pm
Studio Theatre - Oremus Fine Arts Building
4:50pm: Streaming Here! 7:30pm: Streaming Here!
Philip Lynch Theatre
Return to the Forbidden Planet
April 1-3 & April 7-10, 2022
Tickets on sale, March 14, 2022 Philip Lynch Theatre
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Wadsworth Art Gallery
The President's 14th Annual Art Exhibition
April 1 - 22, 2022
Gallery Talk and Reception: April 21, 2022 - 2pm
Jet Fuel Review
Creative Writing Series
April 7, 2022 - 4pm
Location TBD
Performing Arts Series
Zodiac Trio
April 11, 2022 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
Streaming Here!
Wadsworth Art Gallery
Eve Ozer
August 2022
Performing Arts Series
Victor Garcia
September 29, 2022 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
Wadsworth Art Gallery
William Blake
October 2022
Wadsworth Art Gallery
Didaar Art Collective
November 2022

Students: Attending Online Events | Checking in/out

  1. Click the link on the Arts & Ideas calendar a few minutes before the event is scheduled to start. Most events will be hosted through either Zoom, WebEx, or Collaborate.
  2. Performing Arts Series and Music Department events will be streamed on Vimeo. Simply click the link provided for the event.
  3. For Zoom, WebEx, and Collaborate events, ensure your microphone is muted upon entering the platform.
  4. At the conclusion of the event, A&I staff will post a link to a form in chat. Click the link to submit your Lewis ID number.
  5. On the form fill in all fields and click the submit button. Be sure to include the "L" at the beginning of your Lewis ID.


Upcoming Events


Arts & Ideas Lewis programming is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment of the Arts.
The National Endowment of the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities.
Arts & Ideas Lewis acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
The Illinois Arts Council Agency, serves the people of Illinois through a variety of grants and services, primarily geared to support Illinois' arts sector, advance arts education, and foster creativity and working artists.
Arts & Ideas Lewis is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities.
The Illinois Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a statewide nonprofit organization that activates the humanities through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement.
Arts & Ideas Lewis is partially supported Arts Midwest.
Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives..