During the Covid-19 pandemic, AAI was forced to abandon its bigger internally produced events in favor of spreading its budget across smaller external projects. This year, the Initiative decided to bring back its in-person events in a big way – with the production of an Arts Faculty Showcase. Organized by Jason Robinson and Eric Sawyer, the event featured new work from faculty and staff colleagues from the departments of Art and the History of Art, Music, and Theater and Dance. The showcase was framed as a presentation of “works in progress” in order to highlight the current artistic endeavors of our campus community. Included in the program were a live musical performance, a spatial audio presentation, a video project incorporating paper animation and an improvised score, a scene from a new opera, a presentation of handpainted 16mm film, and a video with sound score evolved from a live duet dance/theater piece. The showcase was well-attended and well-received. Many of the audience members could be seen smiling through performances and dancing in their seats, and heard sharing their enjoyment with their fellow attendees between sets. The showcase was followed by a reception in the lobby, during which audience members could enjoy desserts and hors d'oeuvres while mingling with the presenting artists.