USU hosts free lectures each semester with guests ranging from Bill Nye the Science Guy, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, PostSecret author Frank Warren, and a variety of successful artists and writers.
The dean of USU's new Caine College of the Arts is Craig Jessop, USU alum and former conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, dubbed “America's Choir” by President Ronald Reagan.
The Fry Street Quartet is the region's only professional string quartet in residence. Formerly recipients of the Millennium Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the group now works as faculty in USU's Music Department in addition to regular performances on campus and international tours.
Each year, Logan offers summer performances by the Utah Festival Opera Company, rotating art exhibits, live performance theaters, a daily summer music series, quarterly community-wide gallery walks, and various festivals throughout the year.
In addition to the numerous traditional movie theaters in Logan, the city also boasts an arts cinema and theater devoted exclusively to showing classic films.
Students can visit one of USU's museums, which always offer free admission. USU's campus in Price, Utah, houses a Prehistoric Museum and an excavation program that has produced 12 new species of dinosaurs.
USU Alum Mark Walton worked as a story artist for Disney on films including Tarzan, The Emperor's New Groove, and Meet the Robinsons. He was also the voice of Rhino in the movie Bolt. Other alumni from USU's arts programs have gone on to sing with the Metropolitan Opera, star in the nationally touring production of Hairspray, and work as an illustrator for magazines including Time, Newsweek, RollingStone, National Geographic, and the New Yorker.