About CEPA

Located in Buffalo’s historic Market Arcade Complex, CEPA Gallery is a contemporary photography and visual arts center with impact in both local and national communities. With three galleries of changing exhibits and events, multimedia public art installations, arts education programs, and an open-access darkroom and digital photo lab, CEPA creates a vibrant presence in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

Originally incorporated as the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts to serve as a community darkroom and exhibition space, CEPA Gallery was founded during the Alternative Space Movement in May 1974 by recent graduates of the University of Buffalo.

The Staff at CEPA

Board of Directors

The CEPA Funders

Big Orbit Project Space - CEPA Gallery - Buffalo NY

Big Orbit Project Space

Big Orbit Project Space was incorporated in 1991 as an artist-run arts center dedicated to transcultural, multidisciplinary explorations of contemporary art issues, with its primary focus being the promotion of the art and artists of Western New York. Big Orbit merged with CEPA in 2013.

The CEPA Artist Facilities

Book time in either our black-and-white darkroom or our state-of-the-art digital photo lab, both located at CEPA Gallery in downtown Buffalo, NY.