Aerial image of the Center for the Arts and Lake La Salle on North Campus taken in October 2023 around sunrise.

The Center for the Arts is where art is made and experienced at the University at Buffalo.

Pay us a visit, and you’ll find something always is happening at the UBCFA! We’re the university’s arts hub, where the Arts at UB converge and where students, faculty, artists, performers, and Western New Yorkers come together to find inspiration, education, and community.

We also welcome some of the biggest names in arts and entertainment - and host performances, exhibitions, and events, and showcase the remarkable talent of UB’s student artists. The entire Western New York community is always invited to join us. 

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Featured Events and Exhibitions

lead singer of killer queen raising fist in air.

Killer Queen - A Tribute to Queen

September 28, 2024
8 p.m.

student dancers performing on stage in matching costumes barefoot.

Zodiaque Dance Company: 50th Anniversary Gala

October 26, 2024
7:30 p.m.

ben folds sitting on a piano bench leaning back on a grand piano with elbows on the keys.

Ben Folds: Paper Airplane Request Tour

November 7, 2024
7:30 p.m.

drawing of elephant next to beat logo.


December 2, 2024
7:30 p.m.


jon batiste performs at the ub center for the arts

UBCFA Presents

Jon Batiste Performs at UBCFA

“This man took us to church, to outer space, to Claude Debussy's living room, to Keith Jarrett's practice space, to New Orleans and safely back to Buffalo, all by himself, in the space of 90 minutes. Mind-blowing." - Jeff Miers, Jeff Miers Music 

Dance at UBCFA

Urban Bush Women Insire, educate on the Mainstage

"We function like a jazz ensemble and every company member is an individual instrument. The performances are mind-blowing, the way that the work is created. The dancers use our life experiences as a source of research, and so there's something about our authenticity and our truth that's present inside of the work." Chanon Judson, co-artistic director, UB Visiting Associate Professor

urban bush women on channel 2 news
executive director, jamie enser, in the cfa atrium.

Center for the Arts

Podcast: Enriching Education Through Art

UB Center for the Arts Executive Director, Jamie Enser, recently joined Buffalo Rising on their podcast to discuss the CFA.

Get to Know the UBCFA