Wednesday 6-8PM
Thursday 6-8PM
Friday 12-4PM
Saturday 12-4PM


240 Goundry Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

(phone) 716-694-4400

(email) [email protected]



Ashley Dennis, Administrative Assistant

The Carnegie Art Center History and Current Programming

The Carnegie was originally built in 1903 as a Library that was gifted to the City of North Tonawanda by Andrew Carnegie. The building opened in December 5, 1904 and served as a public library for over 70 years. Since 1975, the building has functioned as the Carnegie Art Center providing artistic programming for the North Tonawanda community and beyond. The building features many of the original neo-classical architectural features from 1904, is listed individually on the State and National Register of Historic Sites, and is a Local Landmark building within the Sweeney Estate National Historic Register District.

Located in Niagara County, the Carnegie Art Center (CAC) has membership throughout Western New York. The CAC provides high quality and accessible artistic programming throughout the year including art exhibitions, classes for children and adults, concerts and other fine art activities. In the summer months, the grounds serve as a destination for live music, fitness classes, and community partnerships. Low-cost private event rentals are available year round. 

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Carnegie Art Center is to sponsor, promote and encourage the development of visual and performing arts. The Carnegie Art Center provides educational and cultural enrichment to the Western New York region.

Board Members

Kristin Derby, President

Jessica Brosius, Treasurer

Alanna Pohl, Secretary

AnnMarie Halt

Sarah Miller

Erin Robinson

Natalie Marin

Bruce Pleskow