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

Image of The Flower City Arts Center demonstrating their  program


The Flower City Arts Center wishes to acknowledge the deep impact of racism in the greater Rochester community and across our nation. We stand committed to changing systems that contribute to oppression, bigotry, and inequality.

We understand violence and brutality have very real impacts on our mental, emotional, and physical health, particularly for our neighbors who are Black, and we offer our full support as a community arts center committed to providing art for all people.

#Black Lives Matter


adult courses


kids courses

Learn to Make a Folding Box Book

Do you sometimes need a compact container for holding loose bits and pieces? This unusual binding structure is an adaptation of a Chinese sewing kit ...

RISO Holiday Cards

Get festive on a Friday night creating holiday cards for your loved ones in this fun, one-day RISO workshop! You will learn what a Risograph ...


In this workshop students will learn how to print their photographic images on our etching presses in the Printmaking Studio! Learn how to create digital ...

Intro to the Wheel

For beginners, this 8-week Introduction class covers the basics of wheel-thrown, functional work. You will learn to master the cylinder, the gateway form to cups, ...

Urban Sketching

Learn to make ink and watercolor drawings in a sketchbook. During the class students will learn basic skills of ink and watercolor drawing. By the ...

& Events

Photo Garage Sale

November 16th, 10 a.m.

Come check out our photography garage sale starting Monday. We have so many items for anyone from the budding photographer to the seasoned shooter. Looking for a good deal on ...

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.