- From ceramics to sculpture, you'll find all kinds of art – and artists – at Austin Peay.
The Center of Excellence and department of art sponsor exhibitions and lectures by accomplished professional artists, student art shows and faculty exhibitions throughout the year.
- The Nashville Scene has hailed the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts for "attracting heavyweight poets for years…everyone from Gwendolyn Brooks and Allen Ginsberg to Galway Kinnell and Eavan Boland."
In addition to the visiting writers series, the Center supports Red Mud Review, a literary magazine produced by APSU students and Zone 3, a professionally produced international literary journal that sponsors poetry and fiction awards.
- Though you won't see them on stage, visiting artists and artists-in-residence have a visible impact on APSU theatre and dance students.
Sponsored by the Center, these artists share their experiences and knowledge through lectures, workshops and one-on-one interaction.
- The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts sponsors the annual Clarksville Community Concert Series, which includes lectures and performances by renowned musicians such as classical guitarist Philip Hii, the American Brass Quintet and Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer.
Additionally, the Center sponsors the Dimensions New Music Series, Mid-South Jazz Festival and Young Composers Competition.