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We are an epicenter, both in thought and space, for thriving arts and cultural activities. Your support helps add to the vibrancy of our region and ensures that our next generation leaders are lifting the human spirit with art and culture.

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Featured Fund: Art & Design Department

Our Art & Design programs foster a sense of community and broaden creative vision with a breadth of courses across the liberal arts core curriculum.

Working in small classes with mentorship from dedicated faculty sets students up for success in the classroom and their careers.

A student works with clay on the pottery wheel.

Featured Fund: Art Gallery

The FLC Art Gallery works in conjunction with academic programs to show how contemporary art and design functions in a broader cultural context, and provides an essential research and learning tool while promoting dialogue and engagement beyond campus.

The gallery focuses on exhibiting artists and designers who challenge our assumptions, address issues of cultural, social, and political relevance, and expand the minds of our students and community members while making significant contributions to the field.

Featured Fund: Center of Southwest Studies

The CSWS provides undergraduate students with graduate-level experience in the museum, archives, and library fields.

Students receive hands-on, resume-building training in collections management, archival processing, exhibition development, and more. 

An Indigenous article of clothing made from leather with beautiful bead accents sits on display with an Indigenous rug hanging on the burnt orange wall behind it.

Featured Fund: Community Concert Hall

The mission of the Community Concert Hall at FLC is to provide Durango, Colorado, and the Four Corners with an eclectic Presenting Program and a low-cost, high-quality production venue for college and community performances.

The Concert Hall's Presenting Program aims to support artists reflecting the region's tastes while educating college and regional audiences about cultures and performance traditions throughout the US and the world.

A symphonic band performs on stage in the Community Concert Hall in Durango, Colorado.

Featured Fund: KDUR

KDUR, volunteer-powered community radio, creates a bridge between Fort Lewis College and La Plata County, offering diverse music, alternative news, and local public affairs programming.

KDUR also provides educational and training opportunities in a professional setting for Fort Lewis College students and community members.

A student speaks into a microphone and adjusts the sound board at the KDUR studio at Fort Lewis College.

Featured Fund: Performing Arts Department

Theatre students pursue an exciting and innovative curriculum that focuses on collaboration and experiential learning. The department produces up to four faculty-directed shows, senior productions, and class projects each year.

In addition, they offer summer opportunities, guest artist productions, and national and international internship opportunities.

A female performer in a red jacket and plaid skirt sings wither her arm in the air, as other performers surround her singing, in a performance of Heathers: the Musical.