Cultural Impact

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Spokane’s Fox Theater offers a home to multiple orchestral and choral
music performances by Gonzaga students each year.

Gonzaga’s arts education enriches the community in many ways


  • Low-income elementary students learn the art of dance in after-school programs taught by GU students
  • Theatre Arts produces four main-stage and two readers’ theater performances annually in Magnuson Theatre, with multiple performances taken into the community
  • Gonzaga provides more than 20 public academic/cultural lectures annually
  • The Cowles Rare Book Room in the Foley Center Library houses thousands of rare and old volumes dating from 1484
  • Gonzaga houses the largest public Bing Crosby collection, with several items on loan to the Davenport Hotel
  • Gonzaga operates a summer Chinese Language Camp for Spokane high school students at low cost, thanks to grant funding obtained by the University
  • International, national and local artists, such as GU's Professor Mary Farrell display exhibits in the Jundt Art Museum




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Stacey Cowles

"In particular, I appreciate
that Gonzaga hosts the
piano division of Musicfest,
the largest kids' music and
performing arts competition
in the country. This event is
the highlight of the year for
musicians from hundreds
of miles around and it could
not happen without the
contributions of performance
space from the University."
- Stacey Cowles, publisher,
The Spokesman-Review

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