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The Milligan College Arts Council is dedicated to providing quality arts programming for the college community and the region, supporting the liberal arts curriculum of the college, and encouraging others to enrich their lives through the arts.

All events are open to the public and FREE unless otherwise noted.

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Nov 17 – Dec 6 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Senior graphic design majors Amy Shumaker, Bethany Sodergren, and Cora Wymer showcase their creative skills in digital illustration, print design, type design, package design, and other digital media. Opening reception: November 17, 2-4 p.m.
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm McGlothlin-Street Theatre, Gregory Center
CMC is proud to bring their 37th season of shows to Milligan College this fall. Nashville’s Contemporary Music Center is a semester long, crash course program that prepares college-age musicians for careers in the music[...]
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
The Milligan Arts Council presents Ensemble Chaconne as they transport listeners to Shakespeare’s time with Measure for Measure: the Music of Shakespeare’s Plays. The concert will feature songs from As You Like It, Twelfth Night,[...]
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
At this 12th annual event, students enrolled in Milligan’s storytelling class will tell their own tales as part of their final exam.
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The glorious sounds and sights of the season will be a great start to your Christmas festivities as the Milligan area of music presents its annual Christmas concert. The performance will feature choirs, the orchestra,[...]
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The glorious sounds and sights of the season will be a great start to your Christmas festivities as the Milligan area of music presents its annual Christmas concert. The performance will feature choirs, the orchestra,[...]
Feb 1 all-day Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
Together again on Milligan’s campus, Men in Song and Women in Song will combine for a one-day choral festival open to singers of any age from high school through adult.  Dr. Rosephanye Powell from Auburn[...]
Feb 7 – Feb 24 all-day Dos Gatos Coffee Bar
Milligan’s fine arts, photography, and graphic design students return to downtown Johnson City to fill the walls of Dos Gatos Coffee Bar with their latest creative works. Enjoy a cup of coffee and support our[...]
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Open your heart and enjoy the talents at Milligan at the “Love Cabaret.” Milligan students will lead guests on a journey through some of Broadway’s most iconic love stories and explore some new ones along[...]
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Open your heart and enjoy the talents at Milligan at the “Love Cabaret.” Milligan students will lead guests on a journey through some of Broadway’s most iconic love stories and explore some new ones along[...]
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Open your heart and enjoy the talents at Milligan at the “Love Cabaret.” Milligan students will lead guests on a journey through some of Broadway’s most iconic love stories and explore some new ones along[...]
Feb 23 – Feb 28 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Collin Hawley, a member of the inaugural class of the Master of Arts in humanities program, will present a photography exhibition as an extension of his thesis. His work explores the performance of photography and[...]
Mar 1 – Mar 6 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Opening reception: March 1, 2-4 p.m.
Mar 22 – Mar 27 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Opening reception: March 22, 2-4 p.m.
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the neighbor’s dog with a garden fork, and 15-year-old Christopher is a suspect. What unfolds is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a young man[...]
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the neighbor’s dog with a garden fork, and 15-year-old Christopher is a suspect. What unfolds is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a young man[...]
Mar 29 – Apr 3 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Opening reception: March 29, 2-4 p.m.
Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the neighbor’s dog with a garden fork, and 15-year-old Christopher is a suspect. What unfolds is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a young man[...]
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am Milligan McCormick Dining Center
Join Pam as she shares how consistent, everyday choices to follow God created ripples throughout her family, her community, and her world. Best known as the mother of Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback[...]
Apr 5 – Apr 10 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Opening reception: April 5, 2-4 p.m.
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
For almost 40 years, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra and Milligan College have collaborated to bring quality symphonic music to our region. In a joint concert, JCSO and the Milligan Orchestra will perform masterpieces of[...]
Apr 19 – Apr 24 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
Opening reception: April 19, 2-4 p.m.
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Derthick
The 7th annual conference is a culminating event for students who have been engaged in mentored research. Presentations will showcase the scholarly and creative research from all disciplines and majors. Both graduate and undergraduates are[...]
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Seeger Chapel, Mary B. Martin Auditorium
The Book of Ruth, an oratorio by Italian-American composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, will be performed by the Milligan Concert Choir and Orchestra in a world premiere performance.  Born to Jewish parents in 1895, he fled to[...]
Apr 26 – May 1 all-day Milligan Art Gallery, Derthick Hall
This 25th annual Juried Art Exhibit showcases the top art and design work created by Milligan students in the 2019-20 academic year. Only the best drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, and graphic design projects will be[...]
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Featuring short plays directed, designed, and performed by Milligan students, the 33rd annual Festival of One Act Plays will showcase the talents of the Milligan community.
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Featuring short plays directed, designed, and performed by Milligan students, the 33rd annual Festival of One Act Plays will showcase the talents of the Milligan community.
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
For 13 years running, this evening of tales features performances from Milligan storytelling students as part of their final exam.
May 1 @ 6:00 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Lights, Camera, Action! View short films created by Milligan students for the 20th year.
May 2 @ 7:30 pm Milligan College Gregory Center, McGlothlin-Street Theatre
Three of Milligan’s vocal ensembles– Herd Mentality, Heritage, and Women’s Chorale, will present a fun-filled concert of a cappella music. This concert also will feature Milligan’s newly formed guitar ensemble led by adjunct professor James[...]

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