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Upcoming Events

Our year-round schedule includes lectures, musical and theatrical performances, exhibits, workshops, and other special events. These events are the cornerstone of CFAC's philosophy and commitment to celebrate the cultural diversity and creativity of local regional, national, and international artists.

Upcoming Events


Classes & Workshops

Community Folk Art Center offers diverse education programming in the visual and expressive arts, through classes and workshops, gallery talks, film screenings, lectures and performances.

Classes & Workshops

Community Folk Art Center

Community Folk Art Center, Inc. (CFAC) is a vibrant cultural and artistic hub committed to the promotion and development of artists of the African Diaspora. Our mission is to exalt cultural and artistic pluralism by collecting, exhibiting, teaching and interpreting the visual and expressive arts. Public programming includes exhibitions, film screenings, gallery talks, workshops and courses in the studio arts, including dance and ceramics. A proud unit of the Department of African American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University, CFAC is a beacon of artistry, creativity and cultural expression Syracuse community, the region and the world. 

Call for Art!

Be/Longing an exhibition of the art and expression of members of the LGBTQ+ Community. See more information about the exhibit, or submit a piece of work through the artist submission form.


CFAC is pleased to join the efforts, on behalf of victims of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean and the earthquakes in Mexico, organized under the auspices of the Dean of Hendricks Chapel working together with a group of faculty, staff, and students from Syracuse University and elsewhere. CFAC will accept materials and monetary donations during the three-week period, Friday, October 6 to Saturday, October 21. Please note that donations collected at this site are earmarked for the hurricane-ravaged islands of Dominica and Barbuda. Click here for details.

Upcoming Events

14 Black Classicists: The Education of William Bulkley: From Freedman's School to the Hall of Languages

Nov 2, 2017, 5:30 PM - Nov 2, 2017, 7:00 PM

Community Folk Art Center

Peggy Norris...


Nov 28, 2017, 12:00 AM - Jan 5, 2018, 12:00 AM


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Oct 2, 2017, 3:30 PM

CFAC partners with Syracuse University Dean of Hendricks Chapel with a group of faculty, staff and students during a three-week donation period.  Click ...

Caribbean Cinematic Festival to Highlight Richness of Caribbean Culture

Feb 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

This year’s Caribbean Cinematic Festival will take place Thursday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse. The festival will highligh...