Upcoming Events


02/22/2018 - Thursday Evening - Group collage workshop. Join us in making a collage wall.

02/23/2018 - Friday Evening - Opening Reception - Join us for our reception. Meet, mingle, and soak up a vibrant community of collage artists. Enjoy snacks and discount drinks with our friends downstairs at Cure.

02/24/2018 - Saturday - Market Mingle. Join us for a causal mingle during the public market hours. Bring up friends to see this phenomenal show. Grab a coffee and pastry downstairs and share a conversation in the warm art space.

February 22nd-24th

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 Collaborative Art Space will be over 40 collage artists from around the globe. Free Admission

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.

Most work will be for sale. Be sure to add a beautiful piece to your collection.

No Man's Land:

A Juried Exhibit by the Politits Art Coalition

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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.


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 currently in the Yards Residency: Annalisa Barron, Rebecca Lomuto, Christie Nesbitt, Lisa Rickman, Rose Ritcher, Caleb Sarvis, and Alyson and Harold of The Velvet Noose. 

The Yards Collaborative Residency was founded in 2013 and truly represents the core of our mission. The Yards Residency is a month long program geared towards emerging artists interested in collaborative and creative endeavors. This residency is unlike others in that collaboration remains at the heart of the program, whether it be physically making something with another artist, or being inspired by the work of others within the space.

Photos by Alex Gruttadaro

Ongoing Events

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Public Critique- February 25th

About the critique:
Feel free to bring past work, current work, or ideas in progress. This event is open to the public to bring in their own work and have a space to get feedback on it. On a first come first serve basis, each person will be a lotted 10-15 minutes to ask questions and receive feedback about their work. We can typically accommodate about 10 critiques depending on the size of the group. If you are planning to attend and know you want to be apart of critique please rsvp or send us an email so we can be sure to plan enough time for everyone.

We suggest a $5 donation to the space to help with consumable items.

RSVP For the Critique Below!

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