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

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The Flower City Arts Center is a community of makers, from the established artist to dabbler. Connect with us by joining as a member or enrolling in a class today.


adult courses


kids courses

Lovin’ Letterpress

Immerse yourself in letterpress printing. Choose from our hundreds of fonts and learn to handset type from California Job cases. Print from a variety of ...

Watercolor Painting

Take your watercolor paintings to the next level or learn the basics. We'll cover how to plan your painting no matter the subject. We will ...

Intro to the Wheel I

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, ...

Go Retro with Film: Introduction to Photography

Take this introductory class first to truly understand the fundamentals of photography. Experience the basic elements of photography. No camera or prior knowledge needed. Learn ...

TRAC: Exploring Photography (Ages 14-17)

Get on TRAC! The Rochester Art Collective is a FREE (thank you William & Sheila Konar Foundation!) 8-week afterschool program to cultivate an interest in ...

& Events


Nov 08th - Dec 20th

Join us as we celebrate the second MudBooks exhibit.The MudBook Project partners a ceramic artist with a book artist, and ...

Wall-to-Wall: 2020 Members Exhibition Reception

March 13th, 6 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate our members! Every year, every member of the Flower City Arts Center is welcome to submit art for our annual member exhibition.

Chili Cookoff

February 29th, 4:30 p.m.

Select a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl from our Flower City potters. Sample a variety of meat and vegetarian chilis from over a dozen local restaurants. Vote for your favorites at ...

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.