Inspiring creative minds for lives of leadership and service

Sculpture. Readings. Plays. Exhibitions. Chorale. It's all happening here.

At Davidson, our focus is on collaborating across the arts and sciences, creating a transdisciplinary approach to learning for all students.


At the Galleries

The William H. Van Every and Edward M. Smith Galleries support the academic mission of the college through the presentation, interpretation, and discussion of primarily contemporary artworks in all media. Gallery exhibitions and programs nurture individual thinking, develop visual literacy, and inspire a lifelong commitment to the arts.

Exhibitions and Collections

Artist Series

The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series offers an ever-growing selection of entertainment, culture and quality, bringing acts to campus such as Second City, Urban Bush Women and Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

The faculty and students who participate in the Union Board Artist Series Committee take great pride in selecting and presenting a series for students, faculty, staff and community members to enjoy.

Artist Series

Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement

The office of Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement (DACE) strives to integrate the arts into the daily lives of our students, faculty and staff. 

Friends of The Arts

When you give to the arts at Davidson, you become a member of Friends of the Arts (FOTA), a part of the Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement office, which strives to connect interests and opportunities with the campus community and the greater Charlotte region.