HOURS: 

WEDNESDAY: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
THURSDAY: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
SATURDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 PM

240 Goundry St.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
716.694.4400
info@carnegieartcenter.org

STAFF

Interim Program Coordinator
Natalie Brown

Administrative Assistant
Gabrielle Carr

 

The Carnegie Art Center History

 

Built in 1903 as the Carnegie Library through a gift of $20,000 to the City from Andrew Carnegie, this was the center of town of many years, the reason for its location. It was one of nearly 2,500 libraries built in the United States, Canada, and the Brisish Isles between 1885 and 1919 with money donated by the wealthy industrialist. It has a beautiful rotunda and two side galleries. The building opened in December 5, 1904. It was built to hold 18,000 books, with large a stained glass skylight providing light during the day and electric lamps lighting the reading rooms at night. The Carnegie served as a public library for over 70 years. It now houses the Carnegie Art Center, operated by the Tonawandas’ Council on the Arts. The building is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Sites.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Carnegie Art Center, directed by the Tonawandas’ Council on the Arts, is to sponsor, promote and encourage the development of contemporary visual and performing arts. Through the presentation of exhibitions, concerts, performances, classes, and other fine art activities, it provides educational and cultural enrichment to the Western New York region.

 

Carnegie Board Members

Daniel Brick
Jessica Brosius
Beverly DiPalma
Kyle LoConti
Gay Molnar
Alanna Pohl
Kim Renda
Bryan Smith
Claudia Torres
Evelyn Zupo