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

jazz at lincoln center orchestra members posing with instruments.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

October 7, 2022
7:30 p.m.

portrait of taylor tomlinson standing in front of theatre seats.

Taylor Tomlinson: The Have It All Tour

October 21, 2022
7 and 9:30 p.m.

bruce hornsby standing in front of a house shaped like a teapot in the desert.

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

November 10, 2022
7:30 p.m.

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.


How Art Gets Made

Twelfth Night

In our UBCFA How Art Gets Made series, Department of Theatre and Dance cast members take us behind the scenes of the play Twelfth Night.

student peforming a sword fight during a performance.
Art in the open logo.

Center for the Arts

Art in the Open

We welcomed audiences back at this annual event that showcases music, dance, theatre, film and visual art that is made at UB. “Seeing all of the creative activity in the open highlights UB’s vast offering of programs and the artistry of our students and faculty. Art in the Open is an invitation for everyone, both the UB and Western New York communities, to come and explore the incredible artistic work that is created here.” – Jamie M. Enser, Executive Director, Center for the Arts

How Art Gets Made


Art in the Atrium captures the performances and activities that take place around the clock in our gorgeous, light-filled atrium.

student orchestra performing in the atrium.

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