Rochester Contemporary Art Center

  • NY


137 East Ave

United States

About Us

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

To support this mission, Rochester Contemporary Art Center:

  • Offers thoughtful contemporary art programming of all disciplines.
  • Presents the work of both renowned and emerging artists from New York State and around the world.
  • Provides exhibition, educational and networking opportunities for local artists.
  • Actively seeks unique voices and new audiences from diverse backgrounds.
  • Initiated and administers First Friday Citywide Gallery Night for the City of Rochester.
  • Fosters collaborative partnerships with other arts organizations and artists.
  • Builds community by bringing artists, patrons, students, teachers and enthusiasts together.
  • Is a social gathering place for artists, audiences, and the local community.
  • Is a neighborhood anchor for artistic activity and unique encounters in downtown Rochester.