The Windgate Center for Fine & Performing Arts Opens at the University of Central Arkansas
Photo: Jacob Slaton
September 21, 2023
CONWAY, AR —University of Central Arkansas President, Dr. Houston Davis, broke the Center’s seal to kick off the official opening of UCA’s new 100,000-sf Windgate Center for the Fine & Performing Arts, which included tours, performances, and exhibitions. The event is the first in “Ovation,” an eighteen-month-long series of events celebrating the new facility. The Center merges the University’s performing arts and visual arts programs into a single, synergistic Arts campus, while creating a new northern gateway for the entire UCA campus.
The Center is a a marked improvement in both quality and adjacency for UCA's Arts programs. Outdated spaces in six existing campus buildings will be replaced and/or augmented in the new facility. UCA’s already thriving music, theater and visual arts programs will be supported for the next generation of education and excellence. In a world where inter-disciplinary work is increasingly valued in both the arts and sciences, the project gives UCA a competitive advantage compared to partner institutions.