Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is the premier destination for the arts in Northern Virginia. Each year, the Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of community members into its 2000-seat Concert Hall. The centerpiece of artistic programming within the Center, Great Performances at Mason, is an annual season of national and international artists, featuring the best of classical music, opera, jazz, global music, dance, theater, and more. As a part of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Center hosts many student and faculty performances presented by the Schools of Music, Theater, and Dance as well as events for School of Art and the Film and Video Studies, Computer Game Design, and Arts Management programs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts serves arts enthusiasts of all ages in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Learn more about The Center for the Arts on the website:

Center for the Arts
  • Artists in Conversation with Indigenous Enterprise

    Co-presented by the City of Fairfax and the Center for the Arts at George Mason University, this Artists in Conversation lecture/demonstration with 2022/2023 Mason Artist-in-Residence Indigenous Enterprise was filmed in front of a live audience at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center on April 2...

  • Bill T. Jones Town Hall: A Conversation on Community, Identity, and Art

    Mason Arts at Home presents an edited recording of the Bill T. Jones Town Hall: A Conversation on Community, Identity, and Art from January 2020. The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company was the Center for the Arts' second inaugural Mason Artist-In-Residence. During their weeklong residency at Mason ...

  • Kaneza Schaal: Augmented Reality in Art

    Co-creator of CARTOGRAPHY and Mason Artist-in-Residence Kaneza Schaal’s interest in technology and the arts has been consistent in her work over the years. When the pandemic hit, she recognized that a new way to engage with live performance was on the horizon. Through a collaboration with the Cen...