The Book Arts Studio at GCAE was founded in 2005 and is a teaching and working space for letterpress, linoleum block printing, bookbinding, screenprinting, etching, intaglio and papermaking. Housed in GCAE’s 14,000 square foot dedicated art space, the department has expanded several times by acquiring additional equipment, allowing for a greater selection of techniques, applications and mediums to be taught and practiced.
Established in 1970, The Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is located in an historic firehouse, built in 1895-1905 (Try to find evidence of the fire poles next time you're here!). We are the only community visual arts center conveniently located within the City of Rochester. In 1973, the Arts Center incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution. The Genesee Center for the Arts & Education offers programs in three visual arts areas: Book Arts, Ceramics, and Photography. We produce youth programs, classes and workshops, provide facilities to our studio artists, and exhibit work in our galleries. We collaborate with community groups for the benefit of all. Our photography, ceramics and book arts programs are available to community members of all ages, income and background. The Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is an Institutional Member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.