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Our Facilities

The College of Creative Arts is proud to call the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center home. In addition to celebrating its new name, the CCAC recently celebrated its 50th birthday.

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take the stage

The Canady Creative Arts Center is comprised of the following performance areas:

Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

The Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre is a 1412 seat Continental style theatre.

Gladys G. Davis Theatre

Gladys G. Davis Theatre

The Gladys G. Davis Theatre is a 216 seat thrust style theatre.

Antoinette E. Falbo Theatre

Antoinette E. Falbo Theatre

The Antoinette E. Falbo Theatre is a 104 seat black box style theatre.

Bloch Hall

Bloch Learning and Performance Hall

The Bloch Learning and Performance Hall is a 155 seat recital hall. 

Vivian Davis Michael Laboratory Theatre

The Vivian Davis Michael Laboratory Theatre is a 50 seat theatre. 

For information regarding policies, procedures, and facility rental, please visit the Production and Facilities Office webpage. 

See where ideas take shape

The best way to learn if the WVU College of Creative Arts is a good fit for you is to visit campus.

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Spaces by the numbers

The College of Creative Arts teaches craft to over 700 students annually with a student/faculty ratio of fifteen to one. 

Space Type Quantity
Exhibition Spaces  4
Performance Spaces  5
Individual Practice Rooms 33
Classrooms & Studios 50

Show your work

The Mesaros Galleries at the Canady Creative Arts Center feature work by School of Art & Design faculty and students, along with a number of visiting guest artists. The nearby Art Museum of WVU boasts a collection that is international in scope and hosts rotating exhibitions each semester. 

students explore the Jay Ryan exhibition in the Mesaros Galleries

Laura & Paul Mesaros Galleries 

The Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries are located in the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby of the WVU Canady Creative Arts Center. 

See the Mesaros Galleries' schedule and hours
Art on display in the True Colors exhibition at the Art Museum of WVU

Art Museum of WVU

The Art Museum of West Virginia University provides a welcoming and stimulating educational and research environment for diverse audiences to experience the transforming power of art. 

Learn more about the Art Museum of WVU

The Canady Legacy

Valerie Canady is a Morgantown native and WVU alumna who was tragically killed in the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. An accountant working in London at the time of her death, Canady was also an accomplished linguist and artist in different media of expression, especially piano. 

Her parents, Loulie and the late William Canady, established the Valerie Canady Charitable Foundation to honor her memory and share their family’s passion for the arts.

Read more about the Canadys and their dedication to the arts