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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 couses in the studio arts, inclusing 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. 

Upcoming Events

14 Black Classicists: The Politics of American Learning

Sep 21, 2017, 5:30 PM - Sep 21, 2017, 7:00 PM

Bird Library - Peter Graham Commons

Dr. Michele Valerie Ronnick Wayne State University...

Cuba to 'Cuse

Sep 21, 2017, 8:00 PM - Sep 24, 2017, 3:00 PM

Community Folk Art Center Community Black Box Theatre

Cuba to 'Cuse...


Oct 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - Apr 14, 2016, 9:00 PM

Community Folk Art Center Community Black Box Theatre

The resonance of a marriage on US Law and cultural life...

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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...