TICKETS ON SALE: Community Folk Art Center’s 50th Celebration











On October 26, 2022 we will Celebrate 50 years of service to the CNY community through dance! Ailey II Dance company will perform at The Landmark Theatre. Follow us on our social media platforms for updates on when tickets go on sale or check back here for the Ticketmaster link.

From Cuba To ‘Cuse: A One Man Show by Jose Miguel

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Community Folk Art Center is happy to bring back Jose Miguel Hernandez Hurtado’s one-man play From Cuba to ‘Cuse.

From Cuba to ‘Cuse is Jose Miguel’s story of his journey from his homeland Cuba to Syracuse, New York. His one-man play will take you through his transition and culture shock in the United States.The show will be on September 23, 2022. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at CFAC or online using the CFAC website. Donations will be accepted to benefit children’s programming.

50th Teenage Competitive Art Art Exhibition

50th Annual Teenage Competitive Art Art Exhibition


We are celebrating our 50th Annual Teenage Competitive Art Exhibition taking place at the Community Folk Art Center May 16th – June 4th, 2022.

The mission of this teenage competitive exhibition is to provide a platform for high school students from diverse backgrounds, especially those of African descent to exhibit their artwork.


VIRTUAL – 48th Annual Teenage Competitive Art Exhibition

Artist: Various

Jun 08, 2020 – Jun 29, 2020

48th Teen Exhibit flyer

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our country, state and local communities. While the building may be closed, we are still “here” and have been working diligently to produce exciting virtual exhibitions and content.

The virtual submission period has ended, judging has been finalized and winners notified. This year’s exhibition will be presented on a virtual platform and also available for viewing here:

Thank you for your continued Support!


-Community Folk Art Center in partnership with the Syracuse Chapter of the Links, Inc.


About the Annual Teenage Art Competition:

In 1972, three high school art teachers, Charles Wollowitz, Roberta Braen, and Nancy Peck of Nottingham and Corcoran High Schools with Herb Williams, Director of CFAC, engaged in a strategic planning process that led to the development of an art show and competition in response to a need to provide competition and exhibition opportunities for African American, Asian, Latinx, Native American and other underrepresented students attending high schools in the Syracuse area. Subsequently, the Syracuse Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in conjunction with the Syracuse City School District joined CFAC and art teachers from the local community to continue these efforts.