Niagara Arts & Cultural Center
First founded in 2001 in the old Niagara Falls' High School, the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, or NACC for short, will offer your group access to local artists, performances, cultural organizations, theaters, and galleries, perfect for performance groups or student groups interested in the local art scene in general.
NACC is located just 1 mile from Niagara Falls in 'Little Italy'. The center allows guests to visit galleries, enjoy festivals and performances, and tour cultural history exhibits throughout the 4 floors of artist space. The building itself was first designed by William Ittner in 1924, the classic revival building serving as the Niagara Falls' Central High School until 2000. The vision of the center today is 'to embrace the cultural heritage of the past, present, and future as an -inspiring multi-arts center', something it has done very well since opening.
Inside you will have access to over 80 artist studios, 3 galleries, 3 theaters, a sound stage, outdoor venues, an onsite artisan cafe, and 12 plus gallery exhibits, the entire center a 'spectacular demonstration of reuse'. Start your visit by exploring the historic exhibits such as Freedom Crossing, which will tell the story of the Underground Railroad movement in Buffalo and Niagara, as well as of the people who risked their lives for freedom.
School groups will love the menu of activities and lectures available, with special tours and activities such as the Cataract City Stories, Building Tour, Studio Visit, UGRR Collage, Niagara Portage Lecture, and much more. Before you go be sure to visit the onsite Starry Night Cafe, serving up delicious and fresh bites. NACC also provides classes in Music, Painting, Dance, Videography, Animation, Sculpture, and Writing, if you would like to extend your visit!