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CHILI COOK-OFF IS BACK!


The Chili Cook-off is BACK for its 17th year on Saturday, March 9, from 4:30 - 8pm! Sample the best chili from local eateries. They bring the heat. We bring the bowls. You be the judge! Help determine who has the best chili in Rochester while enjoying the tastiest charity event of the season. Each ticket holder will receive a hand-made chili bowl to take home!
Learn more & Purchase Tickets Here

CERAMICS FUNDRAISER


Join us on First Friday, Mar. 1 from 5 - 8pm for the closing reception of our Seconds From the Flame Ceramics Sale. All items in our Firehouse Gallery will be 50% off!

You can also stop by the sale from now until March 2 during our regular business hours:



  • Monday - Friday: 9am -5pm

  • Thursday: Extended Hours until 9:30pm

  • Saturday: 12 - 5pm

This is a great place to find one-of-a-kind handcrafted pots for a fraction of the regular price. Find overstock work from your favorite potter or get great deals on beautiful pieces with slight imperfections.

All pieces were donated by studio artists, artists-in-residents, and staff in support of our Ceramics Studio.

2023 POWER TO THE FLOWER APPEAL

Flower City Arts Center, which has offered “Arts for All” for 53 years, is full of caring individuals who lift up and educate through the arts for people of all ages and backgrounds. We cannot tend this fire alone. To stoke our impact, we chose this time of giving to ask you all to gather a few sticks to fuel the good works of our Center. We have an exciting vision to unveil in 2024, so come have a cup of cocoa, sit by the fire, and make something good.

Donate Here

We look forward to seeing you at 713 Monroe Ave!

26

adult courses

3

kids courses

Advanced Watercolor & Mixed-Media

This class is for artists interested in learning advanced watercolor techniques while exploring collage and mixed media. Develop a strong conceptual foundation for new artworks ...

Valentine's Friday Fling: Book Arts

Need a Valentine's Date Night?! Come to the Book Arts Studio and experience a whirlwind of letterpress printing, papermaking, and bookbinding while indulging in snacks ...

Video Workshop: Interviews

Learn essential skills to utilize the most common video production format in your own videos. From documentary filmmakers, all the way to YouTube commentators, people ...

Go Retro for Teens: Intro to Film Photography

During this week-long class, teens will have an amazing opportunity to learn photography fundamentals, from the camera to the darkroom to printing! Students will learn ...

Large Format: Studio Portrait

Larger negatives yield stunning prints with intricate details, surpassing the capabilities of 35mm format. Throughout this course, participants will get plenty of hands-on experience working ...

Exhibitions
& Events

Seconds From the Flame 2024


Feb 02nd - Mar 02nd

Join us on First Friday, Mar. 1 from 5 - 8pm for the closing reception of our Seconds From the ...

Seconds From the Flame 2024 Reception


March 01st, 5 p.m.

Join us on First Friday, Mar. 1 from 5 - 8pm for the closing reception of our Seconds From the Flame Ceramics Sale. All items in our Firehouse Gallery will ...

Chili Cook-off


March 09th, 4:30 p.m.

Contenders from Rochester eateries are duking it out for top honors in various sizzling categories. Vote for your favorites, be they meaty or vegetarian, at this family-friendly event as you ...

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Flower City Arts Center is supported by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.