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

Night Photography

Explore various aspects of photographing at twilight and at night. Using a digital SLR or film camera, students will shoot outdoors as a group at ...

Scanning Negatives Workshop

Learn to scan your negatives! This one-day workshop will cover getting the most information from your film (linear RAW scanning), non linear positive conversion, color ...

Friday Fling: Lighting Studio Portraits

Come ready to strike a pose! Join us for an evening in our Lighting Studio where we will be giving DSLR and studio lighting demos. ...

Outdoor Portraiture

Learn to take pleasing outdoor portraits in harsh lighting conditions. Learn to use reflectors, lighting diffusers, natural shading, full and fill flash. Course will consist ...

Sports Photography: Red Wings

Learn what it takes to get great action sports photographs. The first class will provide students with advice and techniques dealing with etiquette, credentials, equipment, ...

& Events

Of the Community, By the Community, For the Community

Jun 06th - Jun 06th

Please join us for the opening reception of Of the Community, By the Community, For the Community at the Rochester Area Interfaith ...

Friday Fling: Book Arts

August 10th, 6 p.m.

Advanced registration & payment required. A 3-hour whirlwind of letterpress printing, hand papermaking, and bookbinding. Leave with lots of goodies. Start your weekend off right! Create with us while you sip ...

Flower City Pottery Invitational

October 11th, 6 p.m.

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 ...

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.