Calendar of Events

* = Ticketed Event

January 29 – April 23

119th Annual Midwest Art Exhibit, 10 AM – 5 PM Tues.-Sat., 1 PM – 5 PM Sun.

April 1 – 20

Juried Student Art Exhibit, 9 AM – 6 PM
Fifth Annual Art Installation Displays, 9 AM – 6 PM in Downtown Lindsborg

Thursday, April 6

Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 PM in Presser Auditorium

Friday, April 7

Messiah Festival Jazz Walk, 7-10 PM in Downtown Lindsborg

Saturday, April 8

LECTURE “Categorical Ambiguity”
Art professor Nelson Smith will share the ways that artists from the Fluxus art movement have incorporated chance, or “the unexpected,” into their creative process, 4:30 pm in Pearson Chapel

* Messiah Festival Dress Rehearsal, 7 PM in Presser Auditorium

Sunday, April 9

Awards Ceremony for Juried Student Art Exhibit, Mingenback Art Center, 1:30 PM
* TAKE6 in concert, 3 PM in Presser Auditorium

Monday, April 10

“What is Jazz?” Education Outreach event featuring members of Take 6, 9:30-11 AM in Presser Auditorium
Theatre Improv Workshop, 6:30 PM in Burnett Center

Tuesday, April 11

Recital featuring Messiah soloists, 7:30 PM in Presser Auditorium

Wednesday, April 12

LECTURE – “St. Matthew’s Passion” Violinist Ruth Ann Leaf will explore the meaning behind, and the logistics of, Johann Sebastian Bach’s choral masterpiece, St. Matthew Passion, 6:00 PM in Pearson Chapel

Thursday, April 13

Student Honors Recital, 2:30 PM in Pearson Chapel

Friday, April 14

LECTURE – “The Reception of Christ’s Suffering in Art and Popular Culture” – Religion faculty Arminta Fox and Tyler Atkinson will present a lecture exploring both the problem and the promise of various aesthetic depictions of Christ’s suffering, from late Roman antiquity to the present. 6:00 PM in Pearson Chapel

* Bach’s Passion According to St. Matthew, 7:30 PM in Presser Auditorium

Sunday, April 15

* Handel’s Messiah, 3 PM in Presser Auditorium

Festival Events

2022 Messiah Festival of the Arts
Calendar of Events

Friday, March 18 – Sunday, April 17

Lindsborg Collects … Lindsborg Art in downtown Lindsborg, KS. A free exhibit of Lindsborg & Bethany College artists’ works by Lindsborg Collectors. View the show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 – 5pm.

Opening reception on Sunday, March 20.

Sunday, March 27 – Sunday, May 29

10am – 5pm, Tues. – Sat. & 1 – 5pm, Sun.

124th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First Street. Featuring paintings and sculpture by John and Connie Ernatt of Wichita; a historical exhibition titled B.J.O. Nordfeldt (1878-1955) in Kansas; and a 10th anniversary exhibition of prints from the Big Nasty Press in Hutchinson.

Monday, April 4 – Monday, April 18

9am – 6pm           Messiah Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Mingenback Art Center.

Friday, April 8

8 -12 noon          Band Directors Workshop – Smoky Valley High School. To register, contact

1 – 4pm  Art Teachers Workshop with visiting artist Tim Doyle

2:30 – 4pm Drawing/Printmaking, Mingenback Art Center

5 – 8pm  Makers Street Artwalk, participating businesses Downtown Lindsborg

7pm  Jazz Walk, Downtown Lindsborg finishing at the Sundstrom Conference Center

Saturday, April 9

9 -11am Kidsafe Bicycle Rodeo, Stoltz Circle outside Presser Hall

9 -11am Art Students/Faculty, Kids Face Painting, Stoltz Circle

10 -11:30pm Members brunch at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, (open to Gallery members and their guests)

7:30pm  “Godspell,” Burnett Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, April 10

2 – 3pm  Student Awards and Reception – Messiah Juried Student Art Exhibition Mingenback Art Center

3pm ”Godspell,” Burnett Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, April 11

7:30pm *1st Division Band Concert, Presser Hall (Tentative)

Tuesday, April 12

7:30pm Soloists’ Recital, Messiah Lutheran Church, 402 N First St., Lindsborg, KS

Thursday, April 14

2:30pm Student Honors Recital, Presser Hall

Friday, April 15

7:30pm “The Passion According to St. Matthew,” Presser Hall

Sunday, April 17

3pm       ”Handel’s Messiah,” Presser Hall