Opening Nights is committed to engaging our university, local, and global communities in creative experiences. Our series of campus and community engagement programs provide these experiences to the community at no cost. Each event is custom-selected to educate, illuminate, and inspire.
In partnership with the Florida Center for Reading Research, our passion for creating meaningful education experiences stays alive over the 2017 summer break with the Summary Arts Adventure activity booklet. Read some new books and start bringing your child’s stories to life! Copies can be found at Leon County Public Libraries.
Arts education is at the core of Opening Nights, providing meaningful experiences to students of all ages on and off Florida State University’s campus. Master Classes provide students the opportunity to work one-on-one with artists to grow their craft and gain experience.
Since the formalization of the K-12 education program in 2011, we’ve provided free arts experiences to over 5,000 K-12 students annually in Leon County. This year, we continue to inspire students and teachers with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program and the North Florida School Tour.
Thanks to the Tallahassee Museum, Saturday Matinee of the Arts provides a rich lineup of visual and performing arts to the Tallahassee community. Live music can be experienced both on the outdoor stage and in the museum’s historic buildings, and there are dance performances and artist booths galore!