Featured Events

Wadsworth Family Art Gallery
Lewis Alumni Art and Design Invitational
February 5-March 22, 2024
Gallery Talk and Reception: TBAs
Philip Lynch Theatre
Exit Strategy
February 16-18 & February 22-25, 2024
Philip Lynch Theatre
Performing Arts Series
Electronic Music Midwest Festival
March 1-2, 2024
Philip Lynch Theatre
Festival Schedule
Performing Arts Series
Tres Vidas
March 7, 2024 - 7:30pm
Philip Lynch Theatre
Streaming Here!
Performing Arts Series
Monarch Winds
March 19, 2024 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
Streaming Here!
Ideas Series
TEDx: Lewis University
March 21, 2024 - 7pm
Philip Lynch Theatre
Ideas Series
The Legacy of Elise Hall: Contemporary Perspectives on Gender and the Saxophone Book Launch
April 3, 2024 - Noon
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
Wadsworth Family Art Gallery
President's 16th Annual Art Exhibition
April 4-26, 2024
Gallery Talk and Reception: April 12, 2-3pm
(During Celebration of Scholarship)
Ideas Series
Fresh Waters: Science, Values, and the Role of Theology
Br. Bernard Rapp, FSC
Lecture on Faith & Science
April 8, 2024 - 3:30pm
AS-158A
Performing Arts Series
Matt Shevitz Quartet
April 11, 2024 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
Streaming Here!
Philip Lynch Theatre
Godspell
April 19-21 & April 25-28, 2024
Philip Lynch Theatre
Wadsworth Family Art Gallery
Senior Capstone Exhibition
May 2-12, 2024
Gallery Talk and Reception: May 2, 7pm
Performing Arts Series
Leandro López Várady Trio
September 19, 2024 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
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 the Performing Arts Series, the Wadsworth Family Gallery, the Phillip Lynch Theatre, Jet Fuel Review, and A&I Program. Join us and explore the Power of And.

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..