Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts

Current Exhibit:
















Past  Exhibit:

CentralARCollective Exhibition 


Past Exhibit:

 Hip Hop Hooray: Celebrating 50 Years of Music and Culture


On View October 31st – November 20th, 2023

Gallery Hours: M-F 10:00am – 4:30PM

Featured Artists: Adaja Cooper, Leron McAdoo, Nicholas Palmer, Tavonte McDonald, Nichole Marche with a special thanks to Dr. Riva Brown and Dr. Gayle Seymour for their personal contributions to the exhibition.

Past Exhibits:


Origin -> Expansion

Epilogue Exhibition – Foundations cohort 2 – 2022- 2023

Artwork created by Leslie Brinkle


This summer, the new Windgate Gallery exhibits the work of Cohort 2 from the Art and Design Foundations Program. The Epilogue exhibition represents students’ growth as artists/designers. In this second iteration of the show, students were asked to select projects that best captured a moment of creative growth over the past year; a visual representation of their expanding capabilities. Please join us to celebrate the success of a very challenging year at the closing reception in the fall. A preview of the show is available in the link to the catalog below.

Thursday, August 31st
1:40-2:40 pm
Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts Gallery

The gallery will be open M-TH from 10 am – 4 pm throughout the summer for viewing opportunities. For questions related to gallery visits or viewing time, please contact Department Program Coordinator, Nakeya Palmer.











‘Kristen Lewis: An Experimental Video and Vocal Experience’


57 students from the UCA Art and Design foundations program will be using Kristin’s musical work as a source of inspiration for an experimental film series presented in the New Windgate Performing and Fine Arts Center.   ‘Kristen Lewis: An Experimental Video and Vocal Experience’ will be on view at the Windgate Gallery April 3rd until April 23rd, 2023.  The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 




Disorder: A Hard Pill to Swallow

The University of Central Arkansas will host Disorder: A Hard Pill to Swallow, an art exhibition featuring the works of Anna Wagner from Monday, Feb. 13, – Friday , March 17th, 2023, in the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the campus. The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Windgate Center for Fine & Performing Arts, Room 131, 2150 Bruce Street, Conway, AR 72035

A reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4–7 p.m. The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Patrons may purchase art during the reception.

Wagner’s exhibition is the first art show on display at the new Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts, and she is the first alumna to be featured in the newly created alumni artist-in-residence program. The program is designed to bring degree-holding alumni back to the University each semester to engage in goal-driven, intensive, on-campus studio and research work in pursuit of specific artistic endeavors and professional aspirations. The residency offers an opportunity to grow as an artist and to make a body of work that strengthens portfolios to be used for graduate school, fellowships, exhibitions and job applications.

Bryan W. Massey Sr., chair of the UCA Department of Art and Design said, “This was the first alumni artist-in-residence, and Anna really knocked it out of the park. Her work ethic and professionalism really showed our current art and design students what a degree from UCA can do for them as they pursue their own degree in their emphasis area.”

“The purpose of my work is to promote a safe space for individuals to share their stories, experiences, and offer support around the topics of ‘invisible’ mental illness,” said Wagner.

Funding for this exhibition has been provided through the UCA Student Arts Fee through the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Each year the artists-in-residence program brings professional performing and visual artists, creative writers, filmmakers and arts exhibitions to the UCA campus for one or more days for the purpose of expanding student learning experiences. They offer the general student body performances, lectures, exhibits, workshops and more that enlarge awareness and appreciation of the arts.



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