We are a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages and inspires all people to create and enjoy the arts. The Flower City Arts Center offers programs in all of our visual arts areas: photography, ceramics and book arts. We offer youth programs, classes and workshops, rent studio space to individuals and exhibit work in our galleries. Anyone may take classes, though you must be a member to use some of the facilities.
Our adult education programs serve over 1,400 students ages 14 to 75+ each year in the areas of photography (traditional black and white, digital and vintage processes), ceramics (including handbuilt, wheel thrown & altered forms with a variety of surface applications) and book arts (letterpress, hand papermaking, bookbinding and calligraphy).
Our Urban Youth Programs serve inner city children from low to modest income families. We have served more than 1000 youth during the 16 years we have offered our programs. We offer our programs to children who could benefit from a hands-on visual approach to learning, and who have limited or no access to arts programs.
* Wilson Foundation Academy Photo Club: Studio 678, a 22-week after-school photo club for middle school students, uses photography and digital technology to integrate practical applications of academic subjects in science, math, writing, history, and technology in creative and empowering ways.
* Customized programs for city youth - a variety of book arts, ceramics and papermaking programs and activities provided to groups of city youth