Festival of the Arts 2017

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[re]think | [re]build | [re]discover

Welcome to four days of art that matters, that in the words of Leonard Bernstein, “revives and readapts time and space.”

The annual Festival of the Creative Arts showcases nationally acclaimed performers and visual artists together with music, dance, theater, film and artwork by more than 300 Brandeis students and alumni. 

This year, the theme is sustainability.

You’ll see exhibitions and performances by artists who engage with ideas that contribute to a sustainable world, or use sustainable methods or materials. And thanks to the Brandeis Sustainability Fund, we have made significant changes to festival operations, such as using solar power and post-consumer waste paper whenever possible. On Super Sunday, our food truck of choice, Chubby Chickpea, is offering an all-vegetarian menu. Not eating meat is one of the easiest things you can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions!

View a slide show of the 2016 festival.

The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts is free and open to the public and produced by the Office of the Arts at Brandeis.


Our supporters include the Brandeis University Alumni Association, the Office of Students and Enrollment, the Brandeis Sustainability Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Waltham Cultural Council, the Laurie Foundation and the Jane Rabb Fund for Visiting Artists.