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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, Incorporated (CFAC) was founded in 1972 by the late Herbert T. Williams, a professor in the African American Studies Department, in collaboration with other Syracuse University faculty and students, as well as local artists and Syracuse city residents. The primary motivation and objective for the establishment of CFAC was to provide a high quality showcase for African Diasporan artists, creating a setting for dialogue and interaction among emerging, mid-career and professional artists, in Central New York. In addition to Williams, CFAC founders include Shirley Harrison, Jack White, George Campbell, Mary Schmidt Campbell, David MacDonald, and Basheer Alim.

Upcoming Events

CFAC Closed for Summer Break

Jun 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - Jul 4, 2017, 5:00 PM

805 East Genesee Street

We will be closed...

NAMI Exhibit

Jun 27, 2017, 12:00 AM - Aug 5, 2017, 11:59 PM


NAMI Annual See Me Exhibition Opening Reception

Jul 8, 2017, 12:00 PM - Jul 8, 2017, 2:00 PM

Community Folk Art Center

Opening Reception...

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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...

Black Joy And More In An Innovative Show

Feb 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

The new exhibit at the Community Folk Art Center I, Too, Am America: A Song of Race and Language, focuses on issues relevant today and in the past. The show features diverse media, including...