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Art in the Open

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 | 5 - 7:30 p.m. | Free and Open to the Public

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts (UBCFA) is the hub of a bustling arts community where dancers, actors, filmmakers, musicians, and artists of every stripe come to create and perform. Each fall, we open our doors to bring this wealth of creativity out into the open and reveal the work flourishing within the UBCFA.

Art in the Open is a chance for guests to meet university artists and go behind the scenes to get a glimpse of the art being made at UB. We invite guests to enjoy our atrium music and dance performances, view films and installations, explore our studios, performance, and art-making spaces, see art gallery exhibitions, and drop in on rehearsals to experience works in process.

Activities are curated and produced by UB students, faculty, and staff from the departments of ArtArts ManagementUB Art GalleriesMedia StudyMusicTheatre and Dance, and the Center for the Arts.

This event is FREE and open to University at Buffalo students, faculty, staff and the public.

Enjoy FREE Refreshments as you mingle with fellow art enthusiasts, creators, and performers (while supplies last).

Presented by the Center for the Arts

For more information, please contact the Center for the Arts at

Evening Schedule

5 p.m.             Doors and Studios Open

  • Enjoy vocal, dance, music and musical theatre performances
  • Explore studios, performance, art-making spaces and labs
  • See art exhibitions
  • Drop in on rehearsals to experience works in process
  • Tour behind the scenes and visit installations
  • Meet the artists at UB throughout your journey
  • Complete your metro card & enter to win tickets to CFA Performances

6:00 p.m.        Screenings Begin

  • View films and digital projects

7 p.m.             Studios close and Performances continue in Atrium

  • Join the artists, meet fellow UB students and guests for mingling!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy refreshments while supplies last.

Presented by the Center for the Arts in collaboration with the departments of ArtArts ManagementUB Art GalleriesMedia StudyMusic, and Theatre and Dance.