Educating and inspiring all to create and enjoy the visual arts.

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Art for All People!

Flower City Arts Center is thrilled to announce our new Executive Director. Cheryl McKeiver will lead the Center into our next 50 years as we provide a place for people to celebrate their artistic gifts and reinvent themselves through the visual arts.

Cheryl is a recognized leader with deep community ties. She brings a passion for the arts starting with her love of black and white photography. Cheryl has had a history of volunteer work at our Center. She brings a balance of human resource, financial, and networking skills, and will lead a creative reinvention in our community.

For a more complete biography, please visit our About page.

NOTE: We continue to be open & operating according to NYS and CDC COVID guidance, please visit our Facilities Page for more information.


adult courses


kids courses

Observation to Abstraction: Online

Working in the media of your choice, students in this class will explore how to develop abstract themes based on observation, both of the world ...

Ceramic Jewelry

With simple handbuilding techniques you will create personalized ceramic jewelry. Expect to make two pairs of earrings, two pendants, and two brooches. In the first ...

Emotional Containers: Creating Vessels to Hold Emotional Expressions

This workshop explores how we contain our emotions as individuals. Participants will utilize small vessel making as a means of creating containers for each of ...

Intro to Risograph Printing (Digital Screen Printing)

Create an edition of 10 prints of your own design using our RISO digital duplicator! Learn how the RISO works and how you can quickly ...

Our Vision, Our Voice

Our Vision, Our Voice is a FREE program for girls ages 13-17 who attend schools within the Rochester City School District. Participants with focus on ...

& Events

Photo Garage Sale

June 04th, 10 a.m.

Come check out our photography garage sale the first weekend in June. We have so many items for anyone from the budding photographer to the seasoned shooter. Looking for a ...

Seconds from the Flame

June 04th, 10 a.m.

Opening Sale: Friday, June 4, 10am-4pm Last runs, prototypes, glaze imperfections - there are treasures to be had at special low prices at our seconds sale. The funds raised go ...

This is a safe space.
A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that does not tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.

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