One Night of Queen

Emporia Arts Council Presents: One Night of Queen featuring Gary Mullen & The Works
March 14 · 7:00pm · Emporia Granada Theatre

Gary Mullen & The Works (featuring Gary Mullen on vocals, David Brockett on guitar, Victor Broden on bass, Malcolm Gentles on keyboards and AJ Valee on drums) will have you dancing in the aisles during their 2-hour show, while the band pays tribute to the stage theatrics, showmanship, and music of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Queen.

So, if you’re ready to rock ‘n’ roll, don’t miss your chance to celebrate One Night Of Queen with Gary Mullen & The Works! The show DOES go on and this show WILL rock you!

Purchase tickets at or at the Emporia Arts Center 815 Commercial St. Free tickets to ESU & FHTC Students w/ student ID!

Thank you to our 2022 – 2023 Major Presenting Sponsor: Mitchell-Markowitz Construction and Event Underwriter: ESB Financial

Dragons & Mythical Beasts coming to Emporia!

The Emporia Arts Council is proud to present, Dragons & Mythical Beasts, an interactive mythical world of myths & legends for the whole family!

Join us on Saturday, February 25th at 3:00pm ESU Albert Taylor Hall. Unveil dark secrets and come face to face with the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts to ever walk the earth! Take your place among the legendary heroes.

This Olivier Award nominated show comes to the USA direct from the creators of the international smash hit Dinosaur World Live. Don’t miss this BRAND-NEW spell-binding adventure, live on stage! 

Malevo – All Stars 2023

Join us on February 23rd, 7:00pm at the Emporia Granada Theatre. This exciting and dynamic troupe of men has created a performance that not only pushes the Malambo style beyond its limits but gives audiences an extraordinary visual and sensory experience unlike any other.

They received the Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent and has started the year with an anticipated return to America’s Got Talent: All Stars!

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Dragons & Mythical Beasts:

Meet the Beast: ‘SHIMMER’
“A healing horn of magic grown”

Type of creature: Unicorn
Strength: Unicorn horns have very powerful healing properties. (They also have glittery poo!)
Weakness: Loud noises – Unicorns can get scared easily.
NOTE: Unicorns are born completely gold and turn silver as they age!

Dragons & Mythical Beasts · Feb. 25th · 3pm · Albert Taylor Hall Purchase tickets at by clicking on the Performance Tab


Emporia, KS – The Emporia Arts Center will host an Artist’s Opening Reception for Matt Hoelscher’s show True Fiction in the Trusler Gallery, 815 Commercial St., from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14th, 2021.  The show will be up for viewing January 13th – February 18th, 2022.

Matt Hoelscher work is influenced by TV shows, comics and toys that he had grew up with as a child. The fictional tales help cope with reality by being able to escape into his own imagination. Painting allows Hoelscher to explore both reality and fantasy in the same space while carefully balancing both elements into his work while emphasizing the duality between the two.

Each one of Hoelscher work is a performance of his imagination, his studio becomes a space that allows him to act out scenes in his head such as play. “The props and environments are crude and ephemerals, reminiscent of how child play with anything that they can get their hands on. They are painted as physical objects that will eventually break down overtime. I dress myself in costumes to create characters from different genres that I enjoy. Then I put those characters into scenes that I have made from cardboard still-life’s that I call toy theaters.” The process involves carefully rendering oil paint onto cardboard and balancing the simulated texture of paint with the actual texture of the cardboard to create a balance of what is real and what is an illusion.

All exhibitions in the Trusler Gallery at Emporia Arts Center are free to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm |Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

DRUMLine Live

EAC is excited to announce our next performance!

DRUMLine Live is a show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit Twentieth Century Fox movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A NewBeat”. DRUMLine Live embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience. with its riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear-grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that will touch every emotion in your body.

DRUMLine Live will be at ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall on February 2, 2022 @ 7PM. You can purchase your tickets online at or at EAC! ESU & FHTC Students get a free ticket when you show your Student ID!

Thank you to our EAC 2021-2022 Major Presenting Sponsor ESB Financial | Underwriter ESU Union Activities Council @uac_of_esu & Event Partner Bluestem Farm & Ranch Supply


New year, new classes. EAC is excited for you all to take a look at the new classes that we are offering this winter along with the return of old classes but re-vamped! It’s cold outside so why not sign up to take some fun classes while staying warm. Classes start the 13th, be sure to sign up before they are filled up!

To register for classes you can stop in at 815 Commercial St. or call 620-343-6473! *Enrolling cut off will be at NOON the day before the class starts*

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