The College of Fine Arts has coordinated a variety of events to celebrate the college’s 40th anniversary and highlight the talents of their students, alumni, and faculty during Homecoming week. The following events are scheduled during the week of October 11-17.

Alumni Art Exhibit

University Galleries

This exhibit opens on September 18 and will feature works of alumni from the School of Art and Arts Technology program. Go online for additional details, directions, and gallery hours.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Center for Performing Arts

This one-act musical comedy opens October 7 and will run through October 16. Show times vary. Tickets are available by calling (309) 438-2535 or online at

Alumni Film Festival

Normal Theatre in Uptown Normal

A variety of movies and television clips that feature the work of alumni will be shown during Homecoming week. Additional details will be released early this fall online.

Alumni Hall of Fame Unveiling

Friday, October 15
3 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts Lobby

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of fine arts with the inaugural members of the college’s Hall of Fame.

Prism Concert

Friday, October 15
8 p.m., Center for Performing Arts

Enjoy the talents of music faculty and students. Call (309) 438-8833 for tickets.

Roll Out the Red Gala

Saturday, October 16
6 p.m., Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

College of Fine Arts students, alumni, and faculty will perform as the college’s 40th anniversary is celebrated. Enjoy dinner and cocktails during an interactive showcase. Tickets are $75 per person for this black-tie optional event. Reservations needed by September 24. Call (309) 438-2586 or go online.

For additional information on Homecoming events, please visit