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12th Annual Artists of Color Exhibition on view February 10-March 25, 2023 at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center

The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition with the 12th Annual Artists of Color Exhibition. This exhibit is curated by Ray Robertson, Co-Director of Galleries, and for 2023 the NACC is proud to be partnering with the Black Pioneers of Niagara Falls to highlight the legacy and contributions of Black individuals to the Niagara Frontier.  Join us for the Opening Reception of this exhibit on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 PM

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 Western New York within the visual arts. In partnering with the Black Pioneers of Niagara Falls this exhibition aims to pair historical photographs of Black individuals from the 1920’s alongside artwork from the 2020’s. Through this interaction the curator hopes to illuminate the creative and social contributions of Black individuals within the context of the Niagara Frontier. 

The 12th Annual Artists of Color Exhibition is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. 

Visitors to this exhibit will also receive free admission to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center’s  ”Freedom Crossing” Underground Railroad exhibit. 

Gallery Hours for the Townsend Gallery, Kudela Garden Gallery, and permanent exhibits within the building are from 12:00pm-5:00pm daily, excluding holidays. Guided Tours are available by calling 716-282-7530 and must be booked no less than two weeks in advance.