Big Orbit’s History
Since its inception in 1991, Big Orbit Project Space has been 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.
Through programming that ranges from painting and performance art to architectural installations and live sound sculpture, Big Orbit extends the legacy of artistic innovation historically associated with Buffalo, providing a basis for the creation of new boundary-pushing work. The gallery encourages the under-represented, emerging and established artists in the community through solo exhibition opportunities, and curated group exhibits promoting social awareness. Big Orbit Project Space takes great pride in establishing a creative dialogue between artists and community while raising awareness of the arts developing in Western New York.
Big Orbit Project Space relocated to CEPA Gallery’s venue in the Market Arcade building, located at 617 Main Street, in the Fall of 2020. The move to consolidate locations was driven in large part by the impact of COVID-19. CEPA Gallery successfully navigated the COVID-19 pandemic through expense mitigation and adaptive programming, but like many other small businesses and nonprofits, the organization still faces the continued uncertainty of the global pandemic.