Artistic Uprising

Each year in November, the AULA community comes together to share works of art and expression for exhibition and performance. The halls fill with paintings, sculptures, photographs, video installations, and crafts, and rooms teem with music, dance, readings, drumming, even hula hooping – all put together by AULA students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends. Art is sold in a silent auction, and each year, many of the artists choose to donate a portion of their sales to AULA’s Bridge Program, which provides access to higher education to low-income adults by providing free college classes.

Antioch University artists have been donating to the Bridge Program since 2008, when BA student (now alumna and Bridge faculty member) Cindy Short designed, curated, and initiated the first Artistic Uprising in order to enrich and infuse the AULA campus with the bursting energy of creative art mounted in the cause of social justice.


Check the events calendar for this year’s Artistic Uprising event (held every November).  The ArtUp performances are always free and open to the public.