UGA’s 2022 Spotlight on the Arts festival showcased more than 60 events and exhibitions throughout November. Now in its 11th year, the festival began with Student Spotlight on Nov. 1, featuring acts such as Young Choreographer’s Series dancers, Improv Athens, Next Act and classical music soloists from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. 

Other highlights of the monthlong festival included performances by the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, University Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” and a tribute to the late Congressman John Lewis by the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. There were also concerts by several student and faculty groups from the School of Music and exhibitions at the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the College of Environment and Design.  

Spotlight on the Arts is coordinated by the UGA Arts Council, a group representing the performing, visual and literary arts, as well as interdisciplinary academic units on campus. The Arts Council comprises representatives from the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, College of Environment and Design, Creative Writing Program, Department of Dance, Department of Theatre and Film Studies, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia Museum of Art, The Georgia Review, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Ideas for Creative Exploration, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Mary Frances Early College of Education, Performing Arts Center, UGA Press, UGA Libraries, and Willson Center for Humanities & Arts.