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.
Through programming ranging 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 creating 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 the 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 at 617 Main Street in the Fall of 2020. The last show at Big Orbit’s Essex Street location, Matt Kenyon’s The Wolf at the Door, won Buffalo Spree’s Best of 2021 Best Arts Exhibition: Small Gallery.