Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Arts & Cultural Council returns to NOTA

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Effective July 1, The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester will return to the Neighborhood of the Arts. The organization announced today that it will move its offices and headquarters to the historic Visual Studies Workshop building at 31 Prince Street.

Following news of an financial crisis in the spring of 2014, the Arts & Cultural Council closed the doors of the North Goodman Street location, formed a partnership with RAPA, and moved its headquarters to Kodak Center for Performing Arts on West Ridge Road.

"The VSW leadership and staff have been so helpful in welcoming us into their historic facility," said David Semple, the council's executive director, in a memo to members and supporters. "We look forward to presenting further opportunities for the arts community to convene as a group inside this marvelous building in months to come."

Visual Studies Workshop owns both the building at 31 Prince Street, and the building right next to it on University Avenue. This latter building has been on the market since October 2015, and has a few potential buyers, says Tate Shaw, director of VSW. The Arts & Cultural Council will join VSW in the 31 Prince Street building, renting an office next to VSW's gallery space.

The council will remain reachable by calling 473-4000, and online at

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