Art Attack @ DPAC


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Art Attack @ DPAC

For the second year in a row, the Arts @ Notre Dame group presents two hours of “uniquely Notre Dame” creativity in the arts.

Art Attack @ DPAC begins at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, in locations in and around the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. An arts crawl under one roof, this smorgasbord of performing, visual, and literary arts showcases even more student performers and things to do, see, and be than last year. And it’s all free.

A big hotspot of activity will be the Patricia George Decio Theatre. Enjoy sneak peek performances by PEMCo, Project Fresh, First Class Steppers and Dance Africa. Project Fresh is even planning a mini-workshop where you too can learn how to bust a move.

In the Leighton Concert Hall two speed Q&As will challenge Nathan Gunn, star baritone and Department of Music artist-in-residence, to answer 30 of your questions in just 30 minutes. In between Gunn on a timer, get a front row seat to Glee Club’s open rehearsal as they prepare to launch their 100th anniversary.

Literary readings go Elizabethan with a Shakespeare Insult activity. Instead of drawing swords, duel with three words you choose to deliver a classic putdown— thou goatish, clapper-clawed hedge pig! Free refreshments (Shakesbeer) and snacks will also be available.

While you can stay in one spot and enjoy Art Attack @ DPAC, the event is designed for roaming. Go inside four of DPAC’s five incredible venues—a class is scheduled in the Browning—sampling some of this and a little of that.

Premiered in 2014 to highlight the talent of Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff and invite new and returning students to make the arts and DPAC integral to campus life, Art Attack’s organizers see the fall semester fest growing into a Notre Dame tradition.

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Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters; the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series and Browning Cinema; the Department of Art, Art History and Design; the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre; the Department of Music; and Shakespeare at Notre Dame.