Fresno for Art Students

Regardless of what artistic path you choose, Fresno Pacific's art program is in an ideal place to study. In Fresno, FPU students are exposed to some of the Central Valley's best local artistic talent and collections. Students are also just a short commute to some of the finest art venues, museums, galleries and art organizations in the world. Our central location gives students a wide variety of opportunities to visit, volunteer and intern.

Fresno Area


  • Fresno Art Museum - The Fresno Art Museum exhibitions include a wide range of contemporary as well as modern works by local, national and international artists along with additional emphasis on Mexican art from pre-Columbian times to the present. With the planned bequest of significant collections of pre-Columbian ceramics and French post-impressionist graphics, the museum is working to serve as both an educational facility and a repository for important collections from the Central Valley.

Art Galleries

Artistic Events & Entertainment

  • Art Club - The FPU Art Club is run by FPU students and meets once every two weeks. Art Club activities are varied and include: on-campus art movie nights, attending Art Hop, visiting local art galleries and museums, and field trips to larger museums in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
  • Art Hop - Held the third Thursday of each month from 5 - 8 p.m., Art Hop provides local artists an opportunity to showcase their work in locations throughout Fresno. Twenty-nine art studies, galleries and museums across Fresno open their doors to the public for FREE. Art Hop is organized by the Fresno Arts Council.
  • Rogue Performance Festival - The Rogue is an annual non-juried arts festival held in Fresno's Tower District. This festival celebrates the independent performer and artists and includes dance, film, music, performance art, puppetry, spoken word, storytelling, theater, visual arts and more.

Art Organizations

Outdoor Beauty

Nearby Venues

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National Parks

Photos of nearby venues