Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 13, from 6 - 9pm.

This is a unique opportunity for collectors, clay enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates finely-crafted, handmade work to meet and talk with masters of the field and see a large body of their work. Help us welcome them to Rochester!

Tickets are $35 and include a handcrafted cup. Friday night attendees will also be entered to win a piece valued at $500, handcrafted in our studios by former Ceramics Artist-in-Residence Andrew Foster.

Tickets are no longer available.

1 What is the Flower City Arts Center?

We are a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages, and inspires all people to create and enjoy the visual arts. The Flower City Arts Center celebrated 50 years in 2020. Established in 1970, The Flower City Arts Center is located in a historic firehouse, constructed 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 was incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution.

The Flower City Arts Center offers educational programs in a variety of visual arts with an emphasis on three areas: Printmaking & Book Arts, Ceramics, and Photography & Digital Arts. 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, incomes, and backgrounds.

2 If I cannot attend, can I still purchase work from the artists?

We will have personal shoppers available for 15-minute appointments on Sunday, October 16 from 10 - 11am EST.

To secure an appointment, email

3 Do I need to purchase Opening Reception Tickets in advance?

Tickets are limited, but there will be some available at the door. We highly recommend reserving in advance.

Opening reception tickets are nonrefundable.

If you wish to withdraw from a workshop, you must cancel one week (7 days) before for a full refund minus a $20 registration fee. No refunds are given after this time. Refunds will be made within 30 days.

By attending the Flower City Pottery Invitational, you grant permission for you and/or your child to be photographed or filmed for this purpose. You must notify Flower City Arts Center's main office in writing regarding any restrictions.

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