About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University is to present an innovative, unique, entertaining, and diverse program of exceptional performances and museum exhibitions and thus:

  1. Enhance the educational experience at the University for all students and to provide a professional laboratory to train students in the arts
  2. Foster artistic excellence and creativity
  3. Connect Pepperdine University and the richly varied communities of Los Angeles and surrounding communities

 

Patrons Served 

55,311 patrons served in 2015–2016

2,253 artists, technicians, and onstage participants

34,030 attendees to performances in Smothers Theatre, Lindhurst Theatre, and Raitt Recital Hall (AND 18,000+ views of the Parkening International Guitar Competition final round live stream)

21,152 attendees to the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

7,272 Pepperdine University students attending performances, exhibitions, and master classes

5,391 ARTSReach performance attendees

$5,103 worth of tickets donated to 64 deserving nonprofit organizations benefiting arts, education, the local community, and various friends of Pepperdine

808 zip codes served

Read our Year in Review for 2015-2016.

 

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