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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.

Philip Lynch Theatre
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
November 18-20 & December 1-4, 2022
Tickets go on sale August 22, 2022
Philip Lynch Theatre
Wadsworth Art Gallery
Didaar Art Collective
November 3-29, 2022
Gallery Talk and Reception: November 3, 2022 - 7pm
Jet Fuel Review
Jet Fuel Review Launch
December 1, 2022 - 4pm
Wadsworth Family Art Gallery
Performing Arts Series
Kristín Jónína Taylor
January 31, 2023 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
Wadsworth Art Gallery
Group Show: Ben Dallas, Sally Havlis, Burleigh Kronquist, and Jenny Roberts
February 6-March 16, 2023
Gallery Talk and Reception: TBA
Philip Lynch Theatre
The Sun Serpent
February 10-12 & February 16-19, 2023
Tickets go on sale August 22, 2022
Philip Lynch Theatre
Performing Arts Series
Colere Quartet
March 28, 2023 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall
Wadsworth Art Gallery
President's Art Show
April 3-21, 2023
Gallery Talk and Reception: TBA
Philip Lynch Theatre
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)
April 14-16 & April 20-23, 2023
Tickets go on sale August 22, 2022
Philip Lynch Theatre
Performing Arts Series
Motus Theater: JustUs
April 26, 2023 - 7:30pm
Philip Lynch Theatre
Pete Ellman Big Band
Pete Ellman Big Band
October 10, 2023 - 7:30pm
St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall

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..