The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University is celebrating 18 years of enhancing the cultural landscape of the Chicago Southland.
The Center is the result of the vision of community leaders and philanthropists who saw a need for cultural enrichment in a community where there was none.
They were community leaders who understood that culture and arts would serve to inspire members of the community, educate the youth and bring a diverse community together under one roof to share artistic experiences.
It is in this world that artists connect to the audiences and the audiences to each other as they all share the same experience.
The mission of The Center for Performing Arts is simply to present the finest in world-class performing arts entertainment and education to the citizens of Chicago Southland at affordable prices.
In addition to being the premier performing arts presenters in Chicago Southland, The Center for Performing Arts offers an extensive Arts in Education program for area schools.