Upcoming Events

Celebr8: Birthday Fundraiser

The Yards Collective is thrilled to be celebrating our 8th year in operation! This year we are raising funds to make some much needed improvements to the space, develop resources for programming and offer more scholarships for emerging artists to have exhibitions and partake in our Collaborative Residency Program.

Thank you to all who came out this past weekend to show your support! If you have won items in the auction you should have received an email yesterday. We will be double checking forms today to ensure that everyone receives the proper items and information. If you have not received an email that means that you did not win the items you bid on. However we have another couple opportunities for you to support the space!


So far we have raised $6,000! We are a little short of our goal of $8,000 and every bit goes a long way. If you’d like to make an additional contribution to help us reach are goal, we are accepting donations through the rest of our Birthday month! Please visit our Go Fund Me.

We are also going to hold a second round of auctioning this weekend October 26th, 10am-2pm and October 27th, 10am-2pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm. This will include items that were last minute donations and some pieces from the first auction that might have been hard to reach or get a good look at.

We are so excited to share with you how these funds will allow us to make many improvements to our space in these coming months! To stay up to date, sign up for our newsletter on our website.


Haunted Bodies: After Life Figure Drawing Special

October 27th, 4:30pm-6:30pm

We cannot yet anticipate what creatures, what unearthly beings may appear, so attend at your own risk! Spirit sightings are not uncommon in Rochester, and we can affirm the presence of two stoic guests, prepared to perform as statues, so that we can study their strange visage.

*Please be aware that no actual ghosts/spirits/dead shall be contacted/harmed or summoned during this event. Spirits shall be consumed but not summoned. Not suitable for those who cannot stomach or digest camp Halloween humor. This is a theatrical life drawing event. It is not a genuine nor serious Spiritualist event or paranormal event in any way.*

$15 includes a drink from the bar (apple cider/tea) to calm your nerves, pizza and donuts, and all complimentary drawing materials, thanks to The Great Pumpkin. BYOSketchbook & BYOB.

Important Spooky Notes:

-Models will be clothed: No Age Restriction

-Our event is occurring at the same time as Halloween at the Public Market, so be prepared for other wandering ghostly spectres and infernal parking situations!!

-BYOSketchbook/Paper/Spirits, Chairs and tables only, no easels or drawing horses. We can accommodate 20 attendees.

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Rochester Veterans Art Showcase

Opening Reception First Friday

November 1st, from 6 - 10 PM

Our 1st Rochester, NY area Veterans showing our Artwork.  Featuring 12 local Veterans’ Artwork, including paintings, Photography, Collages, Wood work, Pyrography.

Come and meet and talk with some of our artists and see our work. Most art will be available to purchase.

Also open to the public, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm through November 9th.

Showcase curated by Yards Member, Gary Redlinski