200th Birthday of Frederick Law Olmstead MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022 AT 7 PM Join Laurence Cotton – a historian & filmmaker- on a deep dive into the remarkable life/career of Renaissance-man Olmsted–writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the preservation of natural scenery, & creator of some of the most beautiful public & private parks &…
World Fusion Music Festival
The NACC’s Sonic 2nd Sunday’s presents the August installment of our concert series! SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2022 AT 2 PM The featuring band will be The Slyboots Orchestra! Bring a Drum and Join the Fun! We will also have a time for multi-lingual OPEN MIC! Please share anything from your culture or language! FOOD NOT…
Friday, Oct 21 @ 7:30 PMSunday, Oct 23 @ 3:00 PM Puccini’s Classic Opera ” La Boheme” This performance is 2 days only and will raise money for the restoration of the historic building and help the arts center continue its mission to bring arts & cultural experiences to the community. Tickets on Sale now…
May 7, 2022 The NACC invites you to come perform (or just listen to) live music & spoken word, recorded inside our Grand Theater as part of our “Sonic 2nd-Sundays” music series. These “Open Mic (Recording) Sessions” are intended to be inclusive, building connections between musicians, singers, poets and storytellers for a supportive audience &…
“Alternating Currents” is on view in the Townsend Gallery at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center April 3 – May 21, 2022 Opening Reception: Sunday, April 3, 2022, 2-4pm This exhibition features artwork from artists with biographic and/or thematic ties to the Greater Niagara Region, featuring Tricia Butski, Robin Crawford, Nate Ely, Zahra Lahrache, Robert…
Pathways through the Dark
Writing Workshops for those impacted by blindness or vision loss CLASSES BOTH : REMOTE & IN PERSON In Person Classes : The NACC & Lewiston Library Remote classes : GOOGLE MEET & TELEPHONE CALL IN. MARCH 26 – JULY 23, 2022 SATURDAYS @ 11:30-1pm Whether you are a veteran writer, or new to the idea…
“Artists of Color” 2/6 -3/19
Ray Robertson, Co-Director of Galleries at the NACC, invites you to celebrate the artists of all ages and backgrounds participating in the 11th Annual Artists of Color Exhibition. This exhibit is envisioned as a representation of the African American experience from a contemporary and personal perspective, and celebrates the work by African American Artists in…
Pet Pals Art Exhibit
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE Inspired by our love of our Fur Babies, The NACC Gallery Committee is pleased to announce the“PET PALS” Exhibit. This juried animal art exhibit welcomes all lovers of animals and art! Celebrate the animals that make our day-to-day lives so special Enter your best work (in any medium) featuring a pet…
Native Voices Festival 2021
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTERST IN THE 2021 NV FESTIVAL 2021 PHOTO MEMORIES Photo Album Native Voices 2020 Regalia & Fashion Show Model Photos Artist Awards LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE WIVB (CBS) Niagara Gazette WNY PAPERS 10-15-21 ASIWNY VIDEOS NACCNews -You Tube NATIVE VOICES FESTIVAL NOV 20-21, 2021 (11am -6pm) An immersive two-day celebration at the…
Jazz on the Steps w/ The Custode & Parisi Jazz Trio
OCT 2, 2021 from 3-5pm Please join us on our front lawn to enjoy the Custode & Parisi Jazz Trio. Named Buffalo’s Best Jazz Act. Custode & Parisi specializes in “Society Jazz Music” ; a perfect fit for a sophisticated laid back afternoon. Custode & Parisi perform both vocal and instrumental selections that span decades.…
NACC Backstage Tours
You are invited on a guided tour of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. Second Saturdays: at 3pm-3:45pmLast Mondays: at 5:30pm-6:00pm ( Before Monday Night Mixer) We would like to share with you an overview of our mission, and introduce you to the exhibits & programs provided here in the former Niagara High School as…
“What We Think About When It Rains” Solo Exhibition of Michael Kudela
“What We Think About When It Rains” Solo Exhibition of Michael Kudela May 23, 2021—June 30, 2021 Townsend Gallery Niagara Arts & Cultural Center An extremely powerful exhibit, this show will be sure to stay in your mind for a long time. The NACC has collected well over 200 pieces of Michael Kudelas artwork…
Insights Book Club
Join us as we gather, share stories, and discuss ideas.No prior reading or preparation necessary TUESDAY at 11:00 am -12 noon: (Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month) JOIN THE DISCUSSION There are two ways to join the meeting: video chat and call in. To join the video call, click this link: https://meet.google.com/xne-akhi-aut To join…
Remembering Kathie Kudela
It is with heavy heart that we have to announce the passing of our Executive Director, Kathie Kudela. Kathie wasn’t just a friend to us, but to the entire community of Niagara Falls. Kathie tirelessly fought to save the former Niagara Falls High School and over the past 20 years transformed it to what it…
NACC Welcomes 13 Players Theatre School!
We are thrilled to announce that the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will be partnering with 13 Players Theatre School in July 2021!
Black Friday Jewelry Sale!
Were having a PRE BLACK FRIDAY, BLACK FRIDAY SALE! The NACC was so excited to see the collaboration between #valtanart and #bfloGALS we decided we couldn’t wait until the actual Black Friday to help you with your Christmas shopping!
Schedule Your Classes Now!
Have you wanted to share your art and make some extra income? The NACC is getting ready to come back bigger and better than ever! We are designing a schedule of workshops as well as 6-8 week long classes, and we’re looking for instructors like you! Share your skills with the community while having fun,…
Tourism Tuesdays: Homan Walsh
When thinking of your next day trip, think of Niagara Falls! The area has an amazing history full of characters you may have never even heard of! For example, have you heard of a teenage boy named Homan Walsh?
Announcing: Personal Space – A New Art Exhibit
The NACC is proud to announce its new “re-opening” exhibition Personal Space in our Townsend Gallery, and we are inviting our resident artists to submit their work for this rotating exhibition.
Tourism Tuesdays: Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad Exhibit at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC), “Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara,” tells the story of the Underground Railroad Movement in Buffalo Niagara—and of the people who risked their lives, all in the name of freedom. The NACC will be starting scheduled, timed tours when we officially open back up to the public.
#SAVETHEARTS – NACC Annual Fund
Now is the time of year we ask you to: Please consider making the most generous contribution you can afford in order that the Annual Fund for the NACC 2020 is a great success!
Chairs, 6ft tables, dressers, 8ft wood folding tables, Electronics, Fabric, metal and wood desks, Couches, wood benches, Vacuums, Theater costumes & sets & flats, bumper pool & ping pong tables, cabinets, office chairs, Decorations , nic nacs, crafts and much much more. BY APPT. ONLY. 20 min appointments available. Limited to (2 to 3) people at one time. call for appt. at 716-282-7530 ext. 106
COVID-19 Policy – Public Access to the NACC
NACC Covid 19 Updates
Pay Rent Online
You can now pay your rent online! As always, rent is due on the 1st of each month. If not paid by the 10th day of the month, the tenant will incur a late fee. Multiple late or missed payment may result in penalties or lease termination. Paypal account is NOT required to make this…
POSTPONED: Maple Madness Weekend at the NACC!
This event has been Postponed. Please stay tuned for new date.
Interview with Artist and Spiritualist Judith Hartke – WJJL Radio
Artist and Spiritualist, Judith Hartke bridges the gap between the seen and unseen, drawing images of the Spirit guides that surround us.
Meet her and chat about her extraordinary art work on WJJL 1440 Am Radio March 10, 2020 at 11am -12 noon on “Artfully Speaking with Kelly Buckley”
POSTPONED: Spring into Art – Bus Tour into Wine Country!
Join us on a 4 Hour Tour
Meet at the NACC
Make a wine charm for your glass and hop on the bus for a journey into wine country!
April 4, 1-5 PM, 2020
New Workshop: Every Wednesday join us for an Art Buffet!
Art Buffet With Julie O’Connor Need to relax and de-stress from your day? Love creating art or want to try something new? Come to the NACC every Wednesday night from 7:00pm-9:00pm for our new unique event! Join Julie in her studio to make your own creation! She will provide materials and guidance, but what you…
Lava bracelet and essential oils Workshop
Choose from over thirty gemstone beads that have been chosen for their beauty and various inspirational properties. Mix and match or keep it simple – this is your opportunity to get creative! You will also have a choice of several top-quality stainless steel or pewter charms that will be surrounded with lava stones and centered on your pulse point, ready for a dab of the doTerra essential oil mixed just for you.
Knotted Leather Necklace Set Class
Learn the skills of decorative leather knotting, crimping and the use of jump rings while making this leather necklace and earrings set. Choose from five leather colors and pewter or stainless steel pendants while you determine the perfect length of this customized necklace.
Art of Beer 2020
WNY’s Favorite Fundraiser
14th Annual Art of Beer!
March 6th, 2020
WNYs Original Beer Tasting Event.
40 Craft Brewers: over 100 Menu Items
Taste the best craft beers from our local breweries
and sample culinary delights from areas restaurants.
Red Coach Inn offering an Art of Beer Package!
ART OF BEER PACKAGE AT THE RED COACH INN For Reservations, call (716) 282-1459 Deluxe Guest Room Package – $225.00 Price (before taxes) includes: (1) Deluxe Guest Room (2) Event Tickets Transportation to and from the event. Made-to-order complimentary breakfast Free parking *Cheese and cracker tray & a tasty adult beverage upon arrival!…
Cherry Blossom Paint Night
Get creative and have a fabulous time at TIN PAN ALLEY!
Feb 3, 2020 from 6-9 PM.
Sip your favorite drink and unleash your inner artist!
A fun night out for singles, friends or couples.
Great for all painting levels. No experience needed!
Instructor, Caedyn Metz will take you step by step from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own…
FOR THE LOVE OF JEWELRY AND WINE at Victorianbourg Wine Estates!
Join us for the real love of your lives this Valentines Day…
Jewelry, Wine and Buffalo!
Sunday, February 9 from 5:30-7:30, The NACC presents, FOR THE LOVE OF JEWELRY AND WINE at Victorianbourg Wine Estates!
The Zen of Coloring
“The Zen of Coloring” Monday Mixer Series with Special Guest Rosemary Conte Monday, January 13th. 6-8 PM Join us as we get together with Rosemary Conte , creator of the Niagara Falls Coloring Book to hang out and enjoy the Zen of Coloring Free Event! Open to the Public.
Seeking Actors: Shrek the Musical Jr.
TNT is now accepting registrations for our Spring production of Shrek Jr.! Shows May 29-31 at The NACC Rehearsals are Sundays between 4-8pm beginning Jan. 26th. Open to Ages 6-18 Registration Fee (Includes costume fee) $55 due upon registration. $105 paid Feb, March, April, $55 final payment due May. Email email@example.com to register. Those wishing…
Artists and Friends, Winners 2019
Congratulations for our 2019 Winners! 1st Place Gold Frame Award Ruth Thomas “My Husband” 2nd Place Silver Frame Award Lenore Pawlowski “Wild Horses” 3rd Place Bronze Frame Award Cynthia Jozwick-Burge “Peace Bridge Electrified” Judge’s Choice Honorable Mention Award Ylli Haruni, “Church at North Tonawanda” Honorable Mention Award for Excellence Kath Schifano, “Are You Allowed Up…
The NACC IRA Charitable Rollover Kit
If you are 70 ½ years old or older, you can make tax-free gifts to qualified charitable organizations such as THE NACC each year by making direct transfers of any amount up to $100,000 from your IRA. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you receive the benefits even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.
Frozen Jr. Takes the Stage!
Frozen Jr., This weekend only! December 13-15, 2019 Friday and Saturday at 7:30 Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 $10 Advance Tickets / $12 at Door The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land…
Artists & Friends 2019 – DEADLINE EXTENDED
It’s that time of the year again, the NACC is proud to announce our annual Artists & Friends Exhibition and our Friends of the NACC Holiday Party. Opening Dec 14, 2019 and showing through Jan 26, 2020.
Art of Fashion Runway
“OUT OF THIS WORLD” On Nov 16th, 2019, at 6:30pm,the 3nd annual Art of Fashion design competition and runway showreturns to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center with incrediblecouture creations by 35 local designers being worn by over 80 models.
Opera Day: Art & Arias
10/26: OPERA DAY: Art and Arias! performance at 3pm Experience opera with this exceptional concert of beautiful arias and soaring high notes, as we celebrate National Opera Week in Niagara with some of WNY’s finest musicians. Our famous dessert reception to follow the performance, along with an art auction!
Jay Carrier: Places of Transformation / City Indian /
Places of Transformation / City Indian / An Exhibition of works by Jay Carrier A reception with the artist September 21. 6-9pm ART EXHIBIT On Display September — November, 2019 in the Townsend Gallery Places of Transformation/ City Indian The places that we dwell and live, the relationships that we form with the natural environment,…
The Dining Room: Opening this Weekend!
Presented by Western Door Playhouse
March 15-24, 2019
in the Woodbox Theatre
Tickets Available by Reservation with WDP
Art of Beer Returns to the NACC on March 8th!
From 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 8, craft beer lovers and supporters of neighborhood revitalization, and those who appreciate great food and music, will pack the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center for the 13th annual “Art of Beer” fundraiser. More than 60 craft brewers and chefs will line the halls of the former Niagara Falls High School, 1201 Pine Ave., as it is transformed for a night into a beer lover’s paradise.
Volare Lodge Awards $3000 to NACC Summer Camp
(Pictured Above: Mary Ricciardi, President of the NACC, Rachel Olszewski, Director of Programs, Rentals, and Operations, Maureen Serianni, President of Volare Lodge #269, Katherine Serianni, Member of the Volare Lodge #269 Board of Trustees) On February 15th, 2019 a check in the amount of $3,000 was award by the ISDA Volare Lodge #269 to the…
Artists of Color Exhibit: On View through March 2
About the Exhibit: NACC Exhibit Curator Ray Robertson in Partnership with the WNY Urban Arts Collective invites people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the 10th Annual Artists of Color, art exhibit. This year’s special anniversary looks back on the last 10 years of this exhibit and celebrates the collective work by African American…
Now Hiring: Stages Summer Camp 2019
Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your Full Address (required) Your Telephone Number Are You a NACC Member? (required) YesNo Become a NACC member and gain access to discounts on tickets, workshops, events, rentals, and more! Become a NACC Member Best Time to Contact You MorningAfternoonEvening Your Website / Link to Portfolio Letter of Introduction…
Stages Summer Camp Registration 2019
2019 STAGES Summer Camp at the NACC The NACC has been providing summer and after school programming to children in the Niagara Region for over a decade. Children’s programming was developed to allow children to have cultural experiences, cultivate talent, and foster interest in the arts. Our 2019 Summer Program is in session 4 days a…
Patchwork Theatre of Niagara
The Patchwork Theater was created in 2014 by indie rock band members of Billy Draws Two, Billy Horn, Rosie Lorenti and Doug Life. Their goal is to bring high quality live performances to the stage, from original, premiere works to established and popular shows, to never before seen concepts all while maintaining the same indie/ punk rock attitude brought to the table by the theatre’s founders.
WDP: Guys & Dolls Auditions
Western Door Playhouse will be holding auditions for Guys and Dolls Auditions. Please make an appointment with Director Sam Fadel (firstname.lastname@example.org) Auditions for Guys and Dolls will be Friday (Jan 25) from 6PM – 9PM and Sat (Jan 26) from 10AM to 1PM in the Alumni Room (3rd Floor of the NACC)
TNT: Annie Jr. Auditions
Teals Niagara Theatre, an award-winning (Broadway World Regional Award for Best Musical and Best Actor in A Musical) Youth Theatre program in Niagara Falls, is holding auditions for Annie Jr. On Saturday, January 26th.
Film Production & Soundstage Rental
Our historic building is a great location for your next film, music video, or project. Our historic hallways, our adaptable studio/classroom spaces, theatres, galleries, and our NYS Certified Sound Stage have been featured in many films since the establishment of the NACC.
Mixer: A Journey toward Stability
Making It Work
Nonprofit Stability- the NACC’s Journey
Monday, JAN 14, 2019 @6pm
Sociologist & Instructor
Dr. KATHERINE JOHNSON, Ph.D.
Spend an evening leaning about the NACC’s journey from an abandoned building to an award winning multi-arts center.
Call for Art! – Artists of Color
CALL FOR ARTWORK
2019 Artists of Color Exhibition
Townsend Gallery Niagara Arts & Cultural Center 1201 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14201
February 9 – March 3, 2019
Entry Deadline: 5 p.m. January 27, 2019
Exhibit Opening: February 9th, 5 PM – 7 PM
2019 Art of Beer
12th Annnual Art of Beer!
WNYs Original Beer Tasting Event.
20+ Vendors: over 75 Menu Items
Beauty of India
Art Exhibit GARDEN GALLERY “Indian Art” paintings by Uma Krishnan GRAND HALL GALLERY “Music, Craft and Culture” by Dr. Harpal Sodhi
Artists & Friends
Artists & Friends Dec 8 -Jan 27, 2019 16th Annual NACC Artist’s Showcase! Featuring works by ABBY EVANS BRIAN NACOV BROOK D’ANGELO BROOKLYN ARCE CAEDYN METZ CHAITALI DEKHAWALA CYNTHIA JOZWICK BURGE DIANE E. HUDSON GERI LEE POSA JACOB FLEMING JAMES H. PYRA JEFFREY BAGNESCHI JUSTIN HIGNER KEVIN CASSICK LENORE PAWLOWSKI PATRICIA E. KANE RAY ROBERTSON…
Step Up & Take A Bow
Support our Capital Campaign to renovate our Grand Theatre and help us provide new cultural opportunities in Niagara Falls through large scale productions, entertainment, better technical capabilities, and enhanced audience experience.