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 there’s always something happening at the UBCFA! We’re the university’s arts hub, where artists and art lovers find inspiration, education and community.

We also welcome some of the biggest names in arts and entertainment—and host performances, concerts and exhibitions that showcase the remarkable talent of UB’s student artists. The entire Buffalo community is always invited to join us. Browse our site to find out what’s coming up next—or subscribe to our email list and never miss a thing! 

Featured Events and Exhibitions

drawing of mandolin and banjo wrapped in roses with text of each act.

Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart

December 17, 2022
7:30 p.m.

michael glabicki and dirk miller portrait.

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller

February 4, 2023
8 p.m.

natalie macmaster and donnell leahy holding hands in front of a brick wall with instruments.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

February 14, 2023
7:30 p.m.

cast of napoleon dynamite posing in front of a painted brick wall.

Napoleon Dynamite Live!

April 13, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Highlights

Art in the open logo.

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Art in the Open

We opened our doors, studios, labs, theaters and art-making spaces at this annual event that showcases the creative work that is made at UB . “There was so much to see and I’m really glad we attended this year’s event, it was a great way to experience all the amazing artists, musicians, singers, dancers, actors and producers of new media, and to witness all the different ways they express their creativity” – Lisa Johnson, Williamsville resident

How Art Gets Made

Jazzing Up the UBCFA

Students across the arts at UB had memorable experiences during the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performance at the UBCFA. “Most certainly this has been one of the defining moments of my life here as a student.” Marcus Lolo, Pianist, UB Jazz Ensemble

ub students sitting in theatre chairs discussing jazz and music business with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members.

Behind the Scenes

LEAVING A MARK WITH MURALS

Students from Art 307 Thematic Drawing course in the Department of Art got to leave their mark on the UBCFA. See the inspiration behind the mural pieces and what it is like to watch the Center come to life with students’ artwork.

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The Center Scoop

UB Students stopped by to get the scoop about UBCFA and had the opportunity to talk with other students, faculty and staff across the arts about how to get involved.

ice cream cone with ice scream scoops shaped like paint splotches.

Get to Know the UBCFA