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The Arts


The Arts @ Bentley

Our arts programs provide you with opportunities to complement your business studies with art-related activities and events including workshops, performances, lectures, and involvement in art-related student organizations. We aim to unite all members of the Bentley community through common interests in and mutual appreciation for the arts.

The program partners with academic departments, such as the English Department and the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences, on a regular basis to provide programs and events that relate to the material covered in the classroom.

The Arts and Lectures program includes:

3rd Sundays @ 3

In partnership with the Bowles Performing Arts Series, Douglas McRay Daniels, associate conductor of the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, presents a free concert series on the university campus. These concerts are free and open to the public.  Please visit the 3rd Sundays @ 3 website for specific information on upcoming events.

Arts Instructors-in-Residence

Our arts instructors-in-residence provide one-on-one and group instruction in a variety of the creative arts, allowing you to learn something new, enhance your current skills, or plan a fun and educational event with friends. All instructors are available by appointment. For more information, email

Full listing of arts instructors-in-residence

Arts Workshop Series

These arts workshop sessions provide an opportunity to brush up on old skills and learn new ones through instruction from high-caliber musicians, artists and others. They are open to students, faculty and staff of all skill levels. Space is limited, so register via email to

Bowles Performing Arts Series

The Bowles Performing Arts Series brings some of today’s most innovative performers in music, theater and film directly to the Bentley campus. These events are open to the public.

Friday Concert Series

Featuring performances by regional and national touring musicians, the Friday Concert Series offers an opportunity for the Bentley community to come together before the start of the weekend and enjoy live music in the Student Center.

Lecture Series

The Lecture Series features noteworthy speakers from a variety of backgrounds who seek to engage the members of the Bentley community with an interactive session relating to their area of expertise. Sessions typically occur during activity periods when there are no scheduled classes during both the fall and spring semesters. These sessions are perfect for those who are looking to expand their network, inquire about job opportunities, or to simply attend and enjoy.

Live Music Series

This series features some of the Boston area's finest up-and-coming musical acts.  Live Music Series events take place on Thursday evenings in the Pub (Student Center).

Summer Lunch Series

The Summer Lunch Series offers faculty, staff and other members of the Bentley community a chance to enjoy a reduced-fee lunch under the LaCava Tent with live music and a fun outdoor atmosphere. Summer Lunches take place during the summer, after Commencement and before the start of the academic year.

Music Rehearsal Room

Located in the Trees Residence Hall (Spruce), the Music Rehearsal Room is available to students who need a quiet place to play their instruments. It is open every day of the week and closes during residence hall quiet hours.

To gain access to the Music Rehearsal Room, you must:

  1. Email indicating the reason you would like to use the space.
  2. Once approved, you can check out the keys for the space at the Information Desk in the Student Center.