240 Goundry Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Photo by Sara Heidinger.
The Carnegie Art Center History
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 architectural features from 1904 and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Sites.
Located in North Tonawanda, NY, the Carnegie Art Center (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. The CAC hosts a different art exhibition each month featuring primarily Western New York artists showcasing many artistic disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, collage and much more. Our musical programming includes a popular jazz concert series and other live concerts. The CAC also has strong educational roots providing art classes such as watercolor painting, oil painting, book arts, fiber arts, photography and more. With a small staff of only 1 employee, the CAC depends heavily on the generosity of our members, volunteers and donors.
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.
Kimberly Renda Vosler- President
Jessica Brosius – Vice President
Claudia Brown – Treasurer
Alanna L. Pohl – Secretary
Daniel E. Brick
Samantha E. Katus
Theodora “Teddy” Lauzau