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American Guild of Organists, Rochester Chapter
The AGO promotes the organ in its historic and evolving roles, encourages excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and provides inspiration and development opportunities through concerts and educational programs.
[email protected]
14 Eagle Street, Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 244-6065
Contact: Dean Thatcher Lyman

Asbury First United Methodist
Asbury First Methodist Church supports the arts in Rochester through its annual Music & the Arts Concert Series, featuring sacred and secular music by extraordinary musicians local and national.
1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Contact: Mary Van Keuren, Communications Director
[email protected]

(585) 271-1050 Ext. 109

Brighton Symphony Orchestra
Brighton Symphony is the premier community orchestra for the greater Rochester area. We welcome new members, especially string players. Contact us for more information
[email protected]
Brighton Recreation 220 Idlewood Road, Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 248-0680, (585) 248-0680 fax
Contact: Michael Allentoff

Chamber Music Rochester
Chamber Music Rochester is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing chamber music to the general community of Rochester.
[email protected]
P.O. Box 20715 Rochester, NY 14602
(585) 377-6770
Contact:Meg Burton Tudman

Concentus Women's Chorus
A small women's singing ensemble dedicated to bringing a wide range of significant, special musical moments from early Rennaissance to modern compositions. We have performed world premiers of music never heard before and favorites that entertain and enliven.
[email protected]

Cordancia is a classical chamber music ensemble which performs several concerts each season at Rochester area churches and concert halls. Musicians and audiences alike love the untraditional, rarely heard repertoire. Violinst Pia Liptak and oboist Kathleen Suher, the group's founders, are joined by many talented Rochester area musicians including David Harman, conductor.
[email protected]
9 Feathery Circle, Penfield, NY 14526

Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
An internationally renowned post secondary music school, presenting over 700 public concerts annually. Its newly named Eastman Community School provides musical instruction at all levels for children and adults.

26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 274-1100 Musicline (24-hour concert information)
(585) 274-1000 Community Music School
(585) 274-1088 fax

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Inc. (FLCMF)
The FLCMF provides summer chamber music concerts, school and camp performances, and student workshops in the Finger Lakes Region. Richard Auldon Clark, artistic director for both the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra (MCO) and the FLCMF, selects the musicians from the MCO to perform for each FLCMF event..
[email protected]
P.O. Box 605, Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-0383
Contact: Bonnie Barney

First Muse Chamber Music
First Muse Chamber Music presents concerts featuring the artistry of the area's finest musicians in a wide variety of chamber music, inspiring a diverse audience. Performances at First Unitarian Church of Rochester. A portion of ticket revenue is donated to social justice groups.
[email protected]
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610
Contact: Melissa Matson

Geneva Music Festival
The Geneva Music Festival is a chamber music festival held each year in Geneva and surrounding Finger Lakes communities. Our festival presents diverse programs performed by internationally acclaimed as well as emerging musicians. Our mission is to entertain, educate and inspire a love of chamber music in audiences of all ages.
[email protected]
Contact:Geoffrey Herd

Gibbs & Main
Gibbs & Main's mission is to perform Classical, Latin, Pop, and New Music with equally high levels of artistic excellence. Quartsemble performs in traditional venues, and in venues which make music more accessible to all members of the Rochester community (schools, churches, parks, etc.)
[email protected]

Golden Link Folksinging Society
Encouraging folk music for over three decades, Golden Link offers free weekly singarounds, concerts of touring and local folk musicians, a monthly newsletter and calendar, the annual weekend Turtle Hill Folk Festival, a lending library of books and recordings, workshops, and a referral service for engaging folk music performers and instructors, and more.
P.O. Box 92398, Rochester, NY 14692

Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Since 1920, Hochstein has served as Rochester's Community School of the Arts, providing excellent instruction in music and dance to anyone in the Greater Rochester area, regardless of background, level of skill or financial means. Enjoy many free-to-the-public concerts and recitals in Hochstein's elegantly restored Performance Hall.
[email protected]
50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 454-4596, (585) 454-4393 fax

Honeoye Falls Community Concert Band
Directed by Lindsey J. Borden since its inception in 1988, this sixty person ensemble brings the spirit of the seasons, the holidays and the good times through a repertoire of celebrated marches, musical show tunes, film themes and contemporary compositions.
[email protected]
5 East Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

ISMA Rochester(International School of Music and Arts of Rochester)
28 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsford, NY 14534(lesson location)
P.O. Box 763, Pittsford, NY 14534
Contact: Laudon Schuett
[email protected]

The Lyric Chorale
Directed by Chrisanne Yule, The Lyric Chorale is a medium size SATB community chorus of experienced singers dedicated to the art of choral singing and committed to musical excellence and the highest performance standards.
[email protected]
P.O. Box 946, Pittsford, NY 14534-0946
Contact: Nancy Price

Madrigalia draws from an extensive repertoire to present innovative concerts that use choral music to communicate humor, sorrow, celebration and remembrance. The ensemble presents premiere works and collaborates across artistic disciplines.
[email protected]
P.O. Box 92068, Rochester, NY 14692
(585) 234-4283
Contact Name: Daniel McInerney

Musica Spei
Chamber choral ensemble, formed in 1995, specializing in Gregorian chant and rarely-performed ancient, medieval and Renaissance sacred choral masterpieces from Western and Eastern European and occasionally Slavic countries. Performs without a conductor in venues throughout the Greater Rochester, Buffalo and Canandaigua regions. Holds weekly Summer Renaissance Sings for the community.

[email protected]

(585) 381-7149

Music at Incarnate Word
Music at Incarnate Word, now in its 34th season, offers inspiring liturgies and beautiful concerts on the 2nd Sunday of every month from October to April, usually at 7:00 p.m.
[email protected]
597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 244-6065
Contact: Mr. Thatcher Lyman

Nazareth College Department of Music
[email protected]
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
Dr. Beverly A. Smoker, Chair

Pegasus Early Music
A concert series for medieval, renaissance, and baroque music. Concerts are held in unique smaller venues around Rochester, to encourage the dynamic rapport between our internationally-known performers and our audiences.
[email protected]
211 Cobbs Hill Drive, Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 703-3990

Penfield Symphony Orchestra
Brings enjoyment and appreciation of fine music to the residents of enfield and the Greater Rochester area. Provides high performance standards.
[email protected]
1587 Jackson Road, Penfield, NY 14526
(585) 872-0774, (585) 877-7708 fax

Perinton Concert Band, Inc.
Provides high quality musical entertainment and educational opportunities to the local community and provides its members with an opportunity to perform and enjoy a rich musical experience.
P.O. Box 33, Fairport, NY 14450
Contact: Molly Vallone (Publicity)
(585) 234-2585

Publick Musick
Publick Musick provides Western New York with exciting and accessible period-instrument performances of musical treasures from 1600 to 1800 and beyond, performed by nationally acclaimed instrumentalists and vocalists.
[email protected]
276 Mount Vernon Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 244-5835

Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Inc.
Organized in 1964, the RCO performs an outstanding repertory of music from seventeenth century to the present.
950 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-6711
Contact: Dr. David Fetler

Rochester Flute Association
Organization of flutists, teachers and flute enthusiasts dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and appreciation of the flute, facilitating an exchange of ideas, and promoting musical excellence.
[email protected]
P.O. Box 10173, Rochester, NY 14610

Rochester Oratorio Society
Rochester Oratorio Society, a symphony of voices, delivers creative choral performances of sacred and popular music in collaboration with Western New York's leading performing artists, dance companies, vocal and instrumental ensembles.
[email protected]
1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-2234, (585) 473-4704 fax
Contact: Dennis W. Rosenbaum

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Founded in 1922 by George Eastman, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is among America's leading orchestras, presenting 130+ concerts annually throughout the region-classics, pops, and numerous education, family, and community programs.
[email protected]
108 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 454-7311 Administration, (585) 454-2100 Box Office

Rochester Piano Teachers Guild
The Rochester Piano Teachers' Guild consists of local piano teachers who teach pre-school to adult students. It provides teachers with educational seminars and students with recital venues and scholarship aid.
Contact: Kathy Whitlock
[email protected]
(585) 265-9849

Smugtown Stompers
Since 1958, the Smugtown Stampers have been preserving the heritage of early jazz. The band performs blues, ragtime, dixieland and pop tunes from the 1890-1930 period.
[email protected]
41 Parkridge Drive, Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 381-7603
D. Sturmer

University of Rochester Department of Music
The University of Rochester Orchestras continue a tradition of joyful performances of symphonic masterworks. The choirs at the University of Rochester continue a tradition that stretches back over 130 years. A series of several free concerts each year in the Henry Alvah Strong Auditorium on the University of Rochester Campus.
206 Todd Union, Box 270052, Rochester, NY 14627
(585)275-2828, (585)273-5337 fax

The Lyric Chorale
Directed by Chrisanne Yule, The Lyric Chorale is a medium size SATB community chorus of experienced singers dedicated to the art of choral singing and committed to musical excellence and the highest performance standards.
[email protected]
P.O. Box 946, Pittsford, NY 14534-0946
Contact: Nancy Price

Vox Lumine
Vox Lumine(Voices of Light) is a choral ensemble that engages audiences in transformative musical experiences through world-class choral performances and recordings. With thankful hearts, we commit to the development of tomorrow's musicians and the commissioning of new vocal music.
[email protected]
7759 Centerville Road, Fillmore, NY 14744
(585) 567-2346

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AKWAABA: The Heritage Association, Inc.
AKWAABA brings Underground Railroad stories, personalities, events, and sites to life through tours and onsite presentations which challenge the senses. Let AKWAABA’s reenactors introduce you to Rochester’s abolitionists. Presentations and tours are customized to meet the needs of tourists, residents, students, scholars and other groups.
[email protected]
181 Royleston Rd. Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 482-5192, (585) 288-3681 fax

Blackfriars Theatre
Now celebrating over 50 years entertaining and challenging audiences, Blackfriars presents a five show season of plays and musicals in their own beautifully restored theatre in the vibrant East End. Renowned for their elaborate production values and commitment to the challenging contemporary musicals and imaginative revivals of the classics.
[email protected]
795 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 454-1260 box office

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
Located in Auburn, NY, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is dedicated to enriching through the arts, the lives of all residents of the state of New York.
[email protected]
17 William Street, 2nd Floor, Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1785, (315) 252-3815 fax

Gatesinger Theatre Company
The Gatesinger Theatre Company provides opportunities for children and adults to experience all aspects of live theatre productions. We feature a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta and a YouTHeatre production annually, as well as other theatre productions throughout the year.
[email protected]
P.O. Box 95 Pultneyville, NY 14538
Contact: Carl Webeck

Geva Theatre Center
Founded in 1972. Geva Theatre Center is a not-for-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to creating and producing professional theatre productions, programs and services of a national standard. As Rochester's leading professional theatre, we are the most attended regional theatre in NYS, and one of the 25 most attended in the country.
[email protected]
75 Woodbury Boulevard,
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 232-1366, (585) 232-4031 fax

Greater Rochester Repertory Companies
Greater Rochester Repertory Companies (GRRC) was founded in 1996 to provide an environment for actors, musicians and all theater practitioners to teach and learn, also giving a voice and venue to local and regional authors. Allan O'Grady Cuseo, PhD is the Managing Director.
[email protected]
727 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Dr. Allan O'Grady Cuseo

JCC Feinbloom Center for the Arts
JCC Feinbloom Center for the Arts incorporate all the Arts programming at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester including JCC Center Stage, Summer Stage, the Jewish Book Festival, the Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Arts Month.
1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 461-2000 236, (585) 461-0805 fax

Out of Pocket Productions
Out of Pocket Productions mission is to use theatre to raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations by producing high quality shows and giving actors and theatre-goers a way to give back to their community. Perform at "The Space" 1115 E. Main Street, Hungerford Building, Suite 248, Rochester, NY 14609
[email protected]
Contact: Stephanie Siuda

Pittsford Musicals, Inc.
Pittsford Musicals is dedicated to providing opportunities for adults to participate in community theater, provide entertainment to the community and award scholarships to high school students wishing to study theater/creative arts.
[email protected]
P.O. Box 362, Pittsford, NY 14534

(585) 586-1500

Rochester Association of Performing Arts
Upstate New York's oldest and largest professional performing arts schools, since 1978, trains children and adults in Dance, Theater, Voice and Piano for a career or personal enjoyment. A season of plays and musicals are performed in our 170 seat Playhouse.
[email protected]
200 W. Ridge Rd., Suite 214, Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 254-0073
Contact: Jim Vollertsen

Rochester Community Players, Inc.
Rochester's oldest community theater, RCP operates the Irish Players and the Shakespeare Players.
[email protected]
1110 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 234-7840, (585) 256-6462 fax

Rochester Lyric Opera
[email protected]
PO Box 304, Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 738-5995
Contact: Susan Cotroneo

Screen Plays-Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage
Screen Plays features stage plays adapted into film during Hollywood's Golden Age which portray the positive spirit of generosity and fortuity of women themed in classic film in hopes of bringing delight to audience members.
[email protected]
260 Crescent Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
(585) 506-5223
Contact: Karen Tuccio

TheatreROCS is an alliance of over two dozen theatre arts companies supported by an excess of 250,000 arts patrons in and around Rochester. TheatreROCS is dedicated to unifying the vast and varied theatre companies of the Rochester area, in order to build our audience, increase awareness of theatre offerings and provide a central source for theatre news and information.
[email protected]
c/o JCC, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

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Borinquen Dance Theatre

Borinquen Dance Theatre sponsors performances, promotes instruction, commissions works, facilitates the exchange of ideas among dancers, teachers, and dance enthusiasts, and heightens awareness and value of the Puerto Rican culture.
[email protected]
One Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620

Elizabeth Clark Dance Ensemble
Professional choreography in schools, Community classes include Ballet and Modern for children, teens, and adults, Body/Mind Balance, Jazz, Wellness, and Ideokinesis. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Classes: First Baptist Church, 1862 Penfield Rd; and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: St. Thomas' Episcopal, 2000 Highland Avenue, Rochester. 2006 NYS Dance Education Association for meritorious service in dance education for children in Western New York.
Mailing address: 987 East Avenue, #7, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 442-5988

Daystar: Contemporary Dance Drama of Indian America
As the first modern dance company created in the USA to specialize in the rich choreographic stories of Native America, Daystar teaches and performs all aspects of Intertribal dance as well as western 'classic' dance, mime and mask.
[email protected]
1473-6 Stowell Drive, Rochester, NY 14616
(585) 621-2813, (585) 723-9526 fax
Contact: Rosalie M. Jones

Draper Center for Dance
1326 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Flower City Ballet
To educate and promote classical ballet in the schools and community, also to show the community our list of ballets.
[email protected]
250 Cumberland Street, Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 325-2114, (585) 697-5078 fax

Panamenós en Rochester
Panamenós en Rochester was formed to promote the diverse Panamanian heritage and traditions through dance performances and event showcases. Our goal is to preserve this rich culture by continuously training our performers and educating our audience and members.
panamenó[email protected]
Edelmira Sanzo
66 Brooks Street, Hilton, NY 14468
(585) 880-0858

Rochester City Ballet
Founded in 1987, remains an educational, not for profit corporation. RCB presents a full season of quality dance to diverse audiences and helps keep the arts alive by presenting performances to educate and entertain the general public at community events and special RCB performances.
[email protected]
1326 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 461-5850, (585) 473-8847 fax

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Museums & Galleries


ARTISANworks is a not for profit self funding 50,000 Sq. ft. event space where proceeds from functions help fund Older Adult Enrichment Programs in your community.
[email protected]
565 Blossom Road, Suite L, Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 288-7170, (585) 288-7186 fax

George Eastman House
Located on historic East Avenue in Rochester, the 12.5 acre museum site was the urban estate of George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. International Museum of Photography and Film, national historic landmark.
[email protected]
900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-3361, (585)271-3970 fax

International Art Acquisitions
International Art Acquisitions is a Fine Art Gallery representing Contemporary, Impressionist and Traditional artwork. Additional services including appraisals, Wealth Management of Fine Art assets, development of Private, Public, Corporate and Institutional collections.
[email protected]
3300 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 264-1440, (585) 264-1432 fax
Contact: Barbara Nino

Image City Photography Gallery Inc.
Image City Photography Gallery is in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts. The partners of the gallery exhibit and promote their photographic art and that of others.
[email protected]
722 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Landmark Society of Western New York, The
Preserves, interprets, and fosters interest in the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region. House museums, tours.
[email protected]
133 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14608-2204
(585) 546-7029, (585) 546-4788 fax

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
The Memorial Art Gallery houses 10,000 works of art spanning 50 centuries. Also: traveling exhibitions, library, restaurant and gift shop.
[email protected]
500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-1415
(585) 473-7720, (585) 473-6266 fax

Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College
The Visual and Performing Arts Department offers courses of study in Advertising and Commercial Illustration, Communication Arts, Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Music, Photography, Theatre, Sculpture, Painting, Radio and Television.
1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-2009, (585) 427-2749 fax

National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
The home where Anthony made history fighting for women's suffrage. The site of her arrest for voting and meeting place with other great civil rights leaders of the 19th century. National historic landmark.
[email protected]
Contact: Deborah L. Hughes
17 Madison Street, Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 235-6124, (585) 235-6212 fax

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
On-going exhibitions of regional, national and international artists, as well as lectures, film screenings, satellite exhibitions, and workshops.
Normal Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
General Admission: Non-Members: $1 / Members: Free
[email protected]
137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 461-2222, (585) 461-2223 fax

Rochester Medical Museum and Archives
An organization dedicated to the preservation, and dissemination of information on the history of Rochester General Hospital and its affiliates, and nursing history.
[email protected]
Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 922-1851, (585) 922-0018 fax

Rochester Museum & Science Center
The Rochester Museum & Science Center stimulates broad community interest and understanding of science and technology, and their impact-past, present, future-on our lives.
[email protected]
657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-2177
(585) 271-4320, (585)271-1880 (24hour), (585) 271-5935 fax

Rockwell Museum of Western Art
[email protected]
111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830

SPAS Gallery at R.I.T.
Hosts photographic exhibits of work from nationally known artists to undergraduate students and MFA thesis shows.
Gannett Building, 70 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-2770

The Strong
Situated at The Strong, the National Museum of Play is the only museum in the world dedicated to the study of play. The Strong is also home to the National Toy Hall of Fame, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, and the world-renowned collections of toys, dolls, games, electronic games, and other play-related artifacts.
[email protected]
One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 263-2700

Victor Historical Society & Valentown Hall Museum
[email protected]
267 High Street, Victor, NY 14564
(585) 924-4170

Visual Studies Workshop
Rochester's media arts center, with exhibitions, publishing, research and media access programs. The educational program offers graduate, undergraduate and community classes for credit through SUNY Brockport as semester classes or weekly summer workshops.
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31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607-1499
(585) 442-8676, (585) 442-1992 fax

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Visual Arts


Appraiser of Fine Arts and Consultant
10-6 Selden Street, Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 232-3387

Chamberlain Studios
[email protected]
7731 Lake Road, Sodus Point, NY 14555

D.R.A.W. is a group of women artists formed in 2003 to encouage the creative process of its members. Growth, collaboration and encompassing diverse styles are all central to the group's focus as members pursue their artistic goals, both individually and collectively.
[email protected]
56 Winding Creek Lane, Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 381-0745
Carolyn Marshall

Elizabeth A. Fomin
Interior Desing/Space Planning
248 East Avenue, Rochestr, NY 14604
(585) 232-5810

Excelsus Solutions
The MasterPrint Gallery is your gateway to an ever-growing number of artists - painters, photographers, sculptors, illustrators and collagists alike - who offer their talented work through our online portal.
300 Commerce Dr., Rochester, NY 14623

New York Figure Study Guild (NYFSG)
Co-Founded in February 2008 by world renowned artist Steve Carpenter and nationally recognized muralist Rick Muto, the New York Figure Study Guild (NYFSG) is building upon the structure of a traditional European Artist Guild creating a unique and dynamic organization dedicated to the study of the human form.
[email protected]
176 Anderson Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 232-6030, (585) 232-8563 fax

Pastel Society of Western New York
PSWNY builds connection among pastel artists and encourages creative expression of pastels painting through instructional and exhibition opportunities. PSWNY promotes public awareness of pastel painting as a fine art medium.
1115 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Contact: Robin McCondichie

[email protected]
Suzi Zefting-Kuhn

[email protected]

Phelps Arts Center
[email protected]
15 Church Street, Phelps, NY 14532
Contact: Edward Phillips

Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series
The Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series, founded in 2009, addresses the social stigma of mental illness while providing a message of hope that recovery is possible.
[email protected]
62 Oakdale Drive, Rochester, NY 14618
Contact: Ruth Cowing

Richard Margolis Studio
[email protected]
250 N. Goodman Street, Suite # 409, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-0070

Rochester Area Colored Pencil Club
Club whose purpose is to inform and educate ourselves and the community in order to promote, support and enjoy colored pencil art at all levels.
[email protected]
4 Country Clare Crescent, Fairport, NY 14450
Bonnie Haney
(585) 377-1200

Rochester Area Fiber Artists
An organization of up to 50 fiber artists who work in media such as quilts, surface design, wearable art, felt, fiber based jewelry and paper. It's mission is to suport, develop, promote and encourage the creative and professional growth of its members.
[email protected]
Liz Scott

Rochester Art Club

The Rochester Art Club, founded in 1877 organization's purpose is to advance the artistic growth of its professional membership and to contribute wherever possible to the cultural enrichment of the community.
[email protected]
1115 E. Main Street, Box 43, Rochester, NY 14609
Contact: Suzi Zefting-Kuhn

Shop One2@RIT's Global Village
6000 Reynolds Drive, RIT Global Village
Rochester, NY 14623
Wendy Marks, Manager
[email protected]

Steve Boerner Typography & Design

TGraphic Design and fine typography for print and digital media: Magazines and publications, brochures, newsletters, marketing and corporate identity.
[email protected]
312 Gallup Road, Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 349-1002, (585) 349-1002 fax

Weavers' Guild of Rochester
The Weavers' Guild of Rochester fosters interest in weaving and the fiber arts, offering information and inspiration to members and the greater community. Sponsors the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center and its myriad fiber-related classes
Weaving and Fiber Arts Center
Piano Works Mall, East Rochester, NY 14445

Wildroot Group
After creating the Wildroot Gallery (1978), Robert C. Whiteside, George Wegman, Peter Monacelli, Bill & Nancy Holowka continue their passion for the arts, create new works and exshibit together often as the Wildroot Group
[email protected]
45 Penfield Crescent
Rochester, NY 14625
Nancy Holowka
(585) 732-7197

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BOA Editions
An independent, Pulitzer-prize-winning, not-for-profit poetry publishing house that has received national acclaim for its work. BOA has published more than 150 books and pamphlets of American poetry and poetry in translation.
[email protected]
260 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-3410, (585) 546-3913 fax

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library
The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is an incorporated, not-for-profit public charity whose mission is to raise funds in support of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County and the Rochester Public Library.
[email protected]
115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 428-8321

Just Poets
Just Poets is a new poetry-centered nonprofit organization based in Rochester, NY. Our goal is to celebrate both poets and poetry by encouraging and supporting area poets to improve their work and find their individual voices. Just Poet also seeks to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of poetry.
[email protected]
494 Laurelton Road, Rochester, NY 14609
Contact: David Yocke

Writers & Books Inc.
Promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities by presenting readings and talks, offering workshops and classes, and providing outreach programs throughout the community.
[email protected]
740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-2590, (585) 729-0982 fax

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Cinema & Media


Dryden Theater - George Eastman House
Located on historic East Avenue in Rochester, the 12.5 acre museum site was the urban estate of George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. International Museum of Photography and Film, national historic landmark.
[email protected]
900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-3361, (585)271-3970 fax

High Falls Film Festival
The High Falls Film Festival is one of the few film festivals worldwide that celebrates the work of women filmmakers. The Festival includes features, documentaries, shorts, children's and young adult and film education programs, panel discussions, master classes presented by prominent industry professionals, and student film making competitions.
45 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14604
Mary Howard
(585) 469-5795

ImageOut entertains, educates, and enriches audiences from Greater Rochester and beyond through film screenings and other artistic and educational programs by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.
[email protected]
274 N. Goodman St., Box #29, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-2604, (585) 271-3798 fax

WXXI - Little Theatre Film Society
Since 1929, the Little has provided an intimate alternative to large commercial movie houses. Five screens, cafe with art and jazz.
[email protected]
240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 258-0400

Rochester International Film Festival
SOur festival takes place at the Dryden Theatre on early in May. Open to the public. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit entries.
[email protected]
Movies on a Shoestring Inc., Rochester International Film Festival
P.O. Box 17746 Rochester, NY 14617

Rochester Movie Makers
[email protected]
Chairperson: Stan Main
113 Golfside Parkway, Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 313-3070

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
WXXI is the essential, lifelong educational resource for the Greater Rochester area. Locally owned and operated, it provides programming and outreach services to the Rochester community and beyond. WXXI-TV 21, WXXI-DTV, AM 1370, Classical 91.5, WXXI-FM 90.3, WRUR-FM 88.5 and Reachout Radio, a service for those with visual impairments, Education,
280 State Street, P.O. Box 30021, Rochester, NY 14603-3021
(585) 325-7500, (585) 258-0335 fax

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Multidisciplinary & Other


21st Century Arts
21st Century Arts is a strategic arts consulting business that helps arts organizations achieve sustainability and relevance in their fields and the community-mastering the challenges of the 21st century. Our services include strategic arts marketing, special projects/initiatives, establishing and expanding relevance to diverse communities, and organizational development. (after 8/15/13)
[email protected] (after 8/15/13)
3880 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
Contact: Rachel Y DeGuzman

Alfred University, Miller Performing Arts Center

Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
Rochester's local arts agency. Connects the community through the arts with grants for artists and community projects, after-school programs, arts information services, advocacy, promotion, and collaborations.
[email protected]
277 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-4000, (585) 473-4051 fax

Asian/Pacific Islander/American History Project of Greater Rochester (APA-Hip)
The Asian/Pacific Islander/American History Project of Greater Rochester is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to honoring the diverse cultures of Asian/Pacific Islander/American (APA). It is comprised of an all-volunteer staff that believes strongly in promoting the past and present accomplishments of APA's by assisting in the preservation of Asian-American history and advancement of Asian-American artistry and culture through community events.
i[email protected]
P.O. Box 10503, Rochester, NY 14610

City of Rochester
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-6828
Contact: Mr. James McIntosh

Corn Hill Neighbors Association, Inc.
To protect & promote the residential & historical character & beauty of the area; to further the interests of the area; to promote & encourage a better community & civic spirit and to foster goodwill and friendship between and among residents of the area and surrounding areas for the general welfare & good of the community.
[email protected]
133 S. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14608
(585)262-3142, (585)546-4788 fax

Experience Tattoo Studio's Fine Art Gallery
[email protected]
506 Long Pond Road, Greece, NY 14612

Fairport Office of Community & Economic Development
[email protected]
31 S. Main Street, Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-0313
Contact: Kal Wysokowski

Friends of School of the Arts
[email protected]
45 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: Blanche Smith, Grants Coordinator

Friends of the GardenAerial
[email protected]
81 Browns Race, Rochester, NY 14614

Highland Park Neighborhood Association
The Highland Park Neighborhood Association is a community organization led by resident volunteers that undertakes events and initiatives to preserve and improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.
[email protected]
PO Box 18103, Rochester, NY 14618

New Visions Community Church, Inc
P.O. Box 174
Ontario, NY 14519

New York Council for the Humanities
The New York Council for the Humanities is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the presence of the humanities in the state's cultural and intellectual life.
[email protected]
150 Broadway, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10038
(212)233-1131, fax (212)233-4607

Pittsford Carriage Association, Inc.
The Pittsford Carriage Association is a not-for-profit educational group, sponsors the Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition to encourage the use of horse drawn vehicles and promote the public interest in the contributions made by the horse and carriage to our history.
[email protected]
Tricia Remley-White
397 West Bloomfield Road, Pittsford, NY 14534
(585 )385-2555, (585) 385-2555 fax

Rochester Business Alliance
150 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 244-1800, (585) 263-3679 fax

Rochester Erotic Arts, Inc.
Non-profit organization presents events which celebrate the joy of human sensuality/sexuality in all its artistic expressions. Rochester Erotic Arts Festival features a juried art show, exhibitions, workshops, burlesque and dance performances, and body art.
[email protected] and
1816 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 529-5885

Rochester Folk Art Guild-East Hill Gallery
The Rochester Folk Art Guild, located on a 350 acre farm in the Finger Lakes Region, has received worldwide recognition for its handcrafts, music and educational programs.
1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex, NY 14507-9799
(585) 554-3539 phone and fax
Contact: Ann J. Burnett

Rochester West Indian Festival Organization
This organization promotes the Caribbean culture in the City of Rochester and its surrounding areas through our CARIFEST festival, Miss CARIFEST Pageant, Scholarship Dinner Dance and other community events.
P.O. Box 64551, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 234-0909

Sally Cohen, PR Consultant
PR as creative as you are. Are you an artist, arts and cultural organization, or arts-related business that needs some help getting media attention? With twenty years in the professional performing arts and thirteen as R News' Entertainment/Arts Reporter, Sally Cohen has both the knowledge and passion to promote Rochester's wealth of talent. Find out why many of our community's premier artists and organizations trust Sally with their publicity.
150 Midvale Drive, Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 749-1795, fax (585) 383-8114
Twitter: PR4Arts

Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies
The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester was established through a generous grant from the Louis Skalny Foundation. It provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary studies in the language, literature, culture, history, economy and politics of the region. The Skalny Center also sponsors open lectures, films exhibits and other appropriate events for the enrichment of both the University and Rochester area communities.
University of Rochester, Harkness Hall 101, Rochester, NY 14627-0147
(585)275-9898, (585)276-1952 fax
Contact: Bozenna Sobolewska

Spectrum Creative Arts LLC
Spectrum Creative Arts is a community arts center dedicated to providing accessible arts education and creative arts therapies to individuals of all ages and abilities.
3300 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
Contact: Megan Resig

45 East Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14604-2294
(585) 546-3070, (800) 677-7282, (585) 232-4822 fax, (585) 546-8484 TTY

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Higher Education


Churchville-Chili Central School District
The Churchville-Chili Central School District challenges all students to strive for excellence while developing their unique talents and becoming respectful, resourceful citizens and contributing members of an interconnected global society.
139 Fairbanks Road, Churchville, NY 14428

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Recognised as one of the world's finest music schools.
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 274-1060 Collegiate admissions
(585) 274-1088 fax

Historic Brighton
Historic Brighton founded in 1999, is a private, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to celebrating Brighton's rich history and bringing that history to the community through programs, publications and research. The community is welcome to join Historic Brighton and share in this mission.
P.O. Box 18525, Rochester, NY 14618

Monroe Community College
The Visual and Performing Arts Department offers courses of study in Advertising and Commercial Illustration, Communication Arts, Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Music, Photography, Theatre, Sculpture, Painting, Radio and Television.
1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-2009, (585) 427-2749 fax

Nazareth College Arts Center
Provides the community with brilliant performances of dance, theater, music, ethnic and children's fare during its season presented September to May.
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618-3790
(585) 389-2175, (585) 389-2182 fax

Roberts Weslyan College Cultural Life Center
Offering the community – of all ages – a full and diverse season of dance, theater, and vocal and instrumental music performed by international, national, and collegiate artists. The performance season runs from September to May. Many performances are offered free of charge.
2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624-1997
(585) 594-6008; Toll Free (888) 222-1048

Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Imaging Arts & Science

Offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from six schools: School of Design, School of Film and Animation, School of Photographic Arts & Sciences, School for American Crafts, School of Art, and the School of Printing Management and Sciences; has approximately 2,500 students served by 100 faculty members.
55 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-2738, (585) 475-7279 fax

SUNY Geneseo School of the Arts
Within one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, SOTA offers majors in music, theatre, and art, an a minor in dance, preparing students for professional arts careers and graduate educational programs.
1 College Circle, Brodie 101, Geneseo, NY 14454
(585)245-5824, (585)245-5826 fax

The Collge at Brockport, State University of New York, School of The Arts, Humanities & Social Science
The departments of the School of The Arts, Humanities & Social Science work closely with students to produce dance, music and theater performances; exhibit art; broadcast from campus television and radio studios; and interns and students teach dance throughout the state.
215 Faculty Office Building, Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-2350, (585) 395-2585 fax

Webster Central School District
119 South Avenue, Webster, NY 14580

West Irondequoit Central School District
321 List Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617

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The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
200 Ridge Road West Suite 214
Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 473-4000