(585) 243-6785 info@gvartscouncil.org

Gallery Hours

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 11am-5pm, Thursday 11am-7pm
and Saturday 11am-3pm. Also open by appointment.
Contact us at (585) 243-6785 or info@gvartscouncil.org.


Genesee Valley Council on the Arts maintains an extensive calendar of visual and performing arts events as well as classes and workshops throughout the area. See Calendar


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July 4th Schedule

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Upcoming Events

One World Music with Glenn McClure @ Avon Free Library
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for instruments, songs and stories from around the world!

Auditions: Genesee Vallley Orchestra and Chorus @ First Baptist Church of Rochester
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus (GVOC) proudly announces auditions for its upcoming 2018-2019 season! With over one hundred amateur and professional members from the Greater Rochester Area, GVOC is a no-pressure group of instrumentalists and vocalists devoted to providing affordable, quality music to the community. Open auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 21st, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Rochester, located at 175 Allens Creek Rd. If you have been looking for a reason to dust-off your instrument or a chance to stretch your vocal cords, we hope you will consider auditioning to become a member of our outstanding group. For more information or to request an audition slot, email info@gvoc.org or visit our website at www.gvoc.org.

2018 Gazebo Concert Series: String of Pearls/Pearlz @ Village Park, Leicester
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga with Jo Kirk @ GVCA
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts YOGA Course Offering: August 2018

Joanna (Jo) Kirk, RYT-200

Title/Description: Yoga for All

All levels, beginners welcome

Whether you are just beginning a yoga practice or have been practicing for many years, you are welcome to join this class to share the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a safe, supportive yoga practice for all levels.

While the focus will be on yoga postures (asana), the class will also incorporate breathing techniques (pranayama), visualization (dharana) and short meditations (dhyana).

Classes will run on Thursdays, 4:30–5:45pm, August 2 through 23

Price for this four-week session: $40.00

To register:

call the Genesee Valley Arts Council (GVCA) at (585) 243-6785

or call or text Jo at (585) 413-6898

or go to http://gvartscouncil.org/schedule-classes/, download and complete the class registration form, and email it to info@gvcarts.org

Limited Space – Sign Up Early! Maximum Number of Students per Class is 8

Studio location: #4 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris NY

Park behind the building, follow signs for the “New Deal Art Gallery,” and take stairs to the second-floor “movement room”

About the instructor: Jo Kirk, a professor at SUNY Geneseo, began her yoga practice as a student of Ruth Ann at the GVCA in 2012. This June, Jo completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training under Ruth Ann and two other yoga teachers at Shakti Yoga Studio in Geneseo.

Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday for Needles as Noon! Bring your fiber project, eat some lunch and have great conversation!

2018 Gazebo Concert Series: Raindate @ Village Park, Leicester
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm
A Killer, A Victim, A Mourner @ Moonjava
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Visual Truth Theatre Ensemble
Purpose: To create, exhibit, and educate, employing theatre in all its glorious incantations.
Mission: Pushing Theatrical Boundaries

The Visual Truth Theatre Ensemble presents A Killer, A Victim, A Mourner; an original absurdist physical theatre performance on August 29 and 30 at Moonjava Café, 56 Harvester Avenue Batavia, New York (doors open-6:30/performance-7 PM with a $5 suggested donation). The ensemble includes actors Emily Crawford, Richard Ferris, Lucine Kauffman, and is written by Eric Zwieg. The play incorporates dialogue, music, puppetry, masking, physical theatre, and absurdist elements that tell an existential story of greed, tragedy, and loss.

“This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by GO ART!.“

Contact: Eric Zwieg

Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday for Needles as Noon! Bring your fiber project, eat some lunch and have great conversation!

Needles at Noon! @ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday for Needles as Noon! Bring your fiber project, eat some lunch and have great conversation!

Paint Out #1 with Genesee Valley Conservancy @ Oneida Lot
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please RSVP to ben@geneseevalleyconservancy.org: Come paint, sketch, or take reference photos for your canvas.  This property features giant oak trees, grassland fields, and views across the valley.  Grasses will be short and tree branches visible at this time of year!