Art Works
Nicholls Department of Art's Interactive Event

Unlike any other fundraiser, Art Works features something new and different every year. Now in its 6th year, this open studio night, art sale, and auction directly benefits students in the Nicholls Art Department. Enjoy a casual, fun-filled evening where attendees can participate in the creative process and even make artwork to take home.


Art Works Directly Benefits Our Students.

Over the past 5 years, Art Works has provided over $60,000 of support  benefiting our art students and their academic and creative development.  Funding, in the form of scholarships, study abroad assistance, and mini grants, provides students in the department with unique opportunities to see and study art in situ, to attend professional conferences, to learn from masters in their chosen field, and so much more.  Most importantly, these educational opportunities would not otherwise be available to them. Every student in our department has benefited from new studio equipment acquired with Art Works funding. Participation in this event allows you to support efforts not only to enhance and enrich educational experiences for our current students but also to promote the arts in our region more broadly. The Department of Art looks forward to welcoming patrons to see our studios, our students, and their art.

We Make Art Work!

Art Works has had a great impact on the educational development of our art students and continues to enhance the quality of our program. We invite you to join us and to make a difference in the lives of our students.

This entertaining and creative evening includes: tours of art department studios and facilities; student and faculty demonstrations of metal pouring, printmaking, and blacksmithing; opportunities to participate in hands-on experiences such as making a fresco, working clay on a potter’s wheel, developing a photograph in a darkroom, and  creating your own silkscreen print. Silent auction items feature one-of-a-kind fine artwork as well as unique, hand-painted mirrors, birdhouses and garden posts all created by faculty, alumni, students, professional artists, and designers. Much of the featured work comes from Nicholls students. This is your chance to view and purchase work by the next generation of great artists!

Please Join Us

The cost to attend the event is $50.  In lieu of a ticket, you may create and donate an original piece of artwork, approximately 8” x 10” in size, that will be displayed and sold at the event. These must be original works of art and artists must be at least 18 years old. Work will be on sale for $50.00. (ALL work must be received by March 25.)

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and attendees may also enjoy a cash bar.

The event is open to adults and individuals 13-17 years old if accompanied by an adult.