The Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center is the region’s premier venue for outstanding entertainment and cultural events.The complex encompasses a 1,650 seat Mainstage theater which accommodates touring Broadway shows, the 195-seat, flexible Sprint Theater, an art wing with two galleries, a music wing, a visual arts building and the beautiful NWF State College amphitheater which accommodates up to 3,500 people. The arts center is home of the Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts Division of NWF State College, providing an outstanding educational environment that rivals that of many large universities. Through this division, students pursue studies in art, dance, music, humanities and theater that lead to associates’ and bachelor’s degrees. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries consist of two adjoined galleries which together showcase approximately 20 different international, national and regional exhibitions annually. The Galleries also host workshops and lectures related to exhibitions. The beautiful and expansive McIlroy Gallery features an 18-foot ceiling constructed with screened windows, allowing in defused natural light. The gallery features exhibitions, lectures and presentations by guest artists. The other exhibit area is the Holzhauer Gallery which was named after famed artist Emil Holzhauer who donated a multi-million dollar permanent collection of his works to NWF State College. When not displaying other works, the Holzhauer Gallery displays parts of this collection as well as the college’s Sublette Collection of New Guinea Sculpture and Masks or the L.R. Davis Flint Glass Collection.