This new campus, made possible largely by generous support from longstanding College donors and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program represents a significant investment in the arts and the City of Easton.  Spanning both sides of N. 3rd Street between Route 22 and the base of College Hill, the Williams Arts Campus will serve as a gateway, welcoming visitors and city residents to Lafayette’s campus while encouraging students to engage and participate in the vibrancy of the Easton community. As currently envisioned, the Williams Arts Campus will include:

  • The Williams Visual Arts Building:  Completed in 2001, this 23,500 square foot facility is dedicated solely to the visual arts. Regarded as a catalyst for exploration and experimentation, the Williams Visual Arts Building was designed by artists, for artists, and serves as a workplace where students receive the skills necessary for successful careers in the arts.
  • The Spot:  The Spot complements the College’s existing social venues, giving students a new location for extracurricular life that encourages interaction among members of the campus community in a positive, safe environment.
  • Ahart Family Arts Plaza:  Completed in 2011, this open air plaza spanning the Bushkill Creek is a unique flexible outdoor venue for art exhibits, performances, receptions and other gatherings.
  • 248 North Third Street – This historic structure has been rehabilitated to house a state-of-the-art television/video production studio, rehearsal studio, smart class rooms, faculty offices, and student gathering spaces.
  • 219 North Third Street – Original plans called for this collection of buildings to be rehabilitated along with the Mohican Building, but floodplain requirements, structural conditions, and geotechnical considerations led the College to propose a new building at this site that will house a black box theater, costume and scene shop, and a film screening facility.

Read Morning Call December 14, 2012 article here.