Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Founded in 1968, GVCA is the steward of a 1930s historic WPA art collection as well as the curator of three galleries. The organization holds various exhibit openings, arts and theater events throughout the year, all of which are open to the public and most are low to no cost. We also support an array of programs and services for artists, arts and cultural organizations, students and the community at large.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Arts Council forms partnerships with businesses, schools, SUNY Geneseo, libraries, historical societies and other organizations and individuals to serve local artists and audiences. Our programs include an annual member exhibit, an annual high school student art exhibit, Community Arts Grants for arts and cultural projects, Individual Artists Grants, and Grants for Young Artists which support high school juniors’ and seniors’ study in the arts. We also hold an annual Fare and Ware Festival each June at Letchworth State Park, which brings together local artists, chefs, brewmakers and winemakers for a weekend to celebrate all that our region has to offer.
Our New Deal Gallery is the only gallery in the nation dedicated to 1930s WPA artwork. We offer several classes throughout the year covering a variety of art categories, including ceramics, drawing, jewelry making and painting. Our three galleries offer the opportunity for artists to show their work throughout the year. We hold an annual Fare and Ware Festival at Letchworth State Park, which brings together artists, chefs, brewers and winemakers to showcase all that our region has to offer.
We work with local artists and members to bring the arts to Livingston County. We have exhibits throughout the year showcasing artwork from individuals from Livingston and Monroe counties. Our New Deal Gallery is the only gallery in the nation dedicated to 1930s WPA artwork. It is rewarding to be able to bring the opportunity for arts and culture to a fairly rural area that may not have the chance to otherwise experience the arts.