Upcoming Events


In continuing the celebration of our seven year anniversary we will be featuring our Resident Members of The Yards Collective for the rest of October. Currently we have more than a dozen artists working within our rental studio spaces. We are so excited to dedicate this next showcase to them and the many hours of work and collaboration created right here! Our artists range from painters and printmakers, to wood-turners and electrical engineers, musicians, writers, and photographers. This will be a special event to showcase our diverse community of creators and of course to Support Local Art.

The showcase premieres Friday October 19th at 6pm and will run through October 27th.  Plus a special wood burning demonstration by one of our newest renters–Megan Farrell of Unstrung Studios on opening night! 


Are you a Public Market shopper? Stop by our Market Hours Saturday the 20th and 27th from 10am to 2pm for an extra chance to catch the show and some of the artists at work!


Past Events


July's First Friday event will feature 4 artists that participated in our Collaborative Residency Program this June. Each Resident has had the month to explore their practice, develop new techniques, and learn from the greater Rochester community. Please stop by from 6-10pm on July 6th to see the artworks on display from Joey, Sam, Youmee, and Hayley! As always drink specials will be available downstairs at Cure.

If you can’t make the closing reception not to fear the show will be up through July 14th!


June Session

August Session



August residency is quickly coming to a close. Crazy how quickly this summer flew by! We were thrilled to have Sydney and Emily join us this session for a more intimate residency. The August residency is taking place in our exciting new studio spaces located on the first floor.

Sydney Friedrich
Website: https://sydney-friedrich.squarespace.com/

Emily Tyman
Website: http://ejtyman.wixsite.com/portfolio

The Final Showcase for this session will be held September 7th from 6pm-10pm coupled with the display of our Community Collaboration Project (See more details below)! The showcase of our residents work will run September 7th through September 15th. As always drink specials will be available downstairs at Cure.



Resident Members Showcase

Join us for First Friday June 1st! This month's FF will feature our Resident Members of The Yards Collective. This will be a special event to showcase our community's collaborative efforts and of course to Support Local Art.

The opening starts at 6pm! Join us for a fiction reading from her work-in-progress novel by our super talented Jennifer Kircher Carr at 8pm, followed by live music from the mesmerizing Evil Hearted You starting around 9pm. And as always, drink specials downstairs at Cure!

The show will run June 1st through the 3rd. Go to the Public Market a lot? Stop by our Market Hours Saturday the 2nd from 10am-2pm for an extra chance to catch the artists!

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First Friday May 4th, 6-10pm


Draft 15 is proud to present our annual exhibition and publication release at The Yards Collective. This year’s selection of images include the voices of 20 emerging photographers from all around New York State. Works explore themes of violence and submission through landscapes and bodies, all the while considering their context outside of the four borders of the traditional photograph.

Exhibit runs May 4th-12th, 2018

Draft 15 is a collective of artists seeking to construct a visual narrative between the universities of New York State. With a focus on self-publishing and contemporary photography, 15 is an attempt to contribute to the on-going conversation amongst emerging artists.


University of Rochester Senior Thesis Exhibitions

April 6th through April 28th

Opening April 6th, 6-10pm

Closing April 20th 6-8pm

March 2nd- 21st, 2018

No Man's Land:

A Juried Exhibit by the Politits Art Coalition

Poitits: Art Coalition is proud to announce that 40 artists have been selected for our second annual exhibition focused on promoting artwork by those whom have been historically underrepresented throughout the arts. This year, we had international applicants!  Submissions were made by female-identifying, POC, queer community, trans individuals and any other two-spirited folks that celebrates diversity in practice and strength in vision. Politits will be curating a visually diverse , yet cohesive, show that will offer a wide range of materiality and topic; free from censorship to artists from Rochester and beyond.

The exhibition will be on display at The Yards Collective Art Space from Friday 3/2/18 - Friday 3/16/18. Open gallery hours for viewing will be during The Yards supported market Saturdays, 10-2pm. Other viewing times are available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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February 22nd-24th, 2018

Please join us for a celebration of collage. In the pursuit to share and grow the appreciation of collage, The Rochester Collage Society will be hosting Unnatural Symmetry. Hung on the walls of The Yards Collective Art Space will be over 40 collage artists from around the globe. 


Unnatural Symmetry is an exploration of the aspects of life which do not quite sit soundly when we take the time to investigate them deeper. The concept of Unnatural Symmetry is brought to light through understandings and correspondences of balances and imbalances of the world, life, and perceptions. These are found in forms such as unnatural and natural, real and imaginary, predator and prey, life and death, and many more.


For more information on

Rochester Collage Society

please visit their Facebook page!

Cocktails with Creatives: The Yards


Thursday March 1st from 6-8:30pm The Yards Collective in partnership with the MAG will offer a Pop-Up Cocktails with Creatives including a one-night-only installation. The evening will include imagery generated by the six artists from the January 2018 Residency: Annalisa Barron, Rebecca Lomuto, Christie Nesbit, Lisa Rickman, Rose Ritcher, Caleb Sarvis, and Alyson and Harold of The Velvet Noose. 

Photos by Alex Gruttadaro