Recognized by Michelle Obama with a 2013 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, CEPA’s nationally celebrated community arts programs create opportunities for children throughout Buffalo and Western New York to come together and learn in a unique and supportive arts education environment.
Under the instruction of our teaching artists, students of all ages engage in film photography, digital photography, pinhole cameras, darkroom printing, digital graphic design, animation, creative writing and bookmaking. CEPA is constantly reaching out and forming new friendships. Some of our incredible partners include Best Self Behavioral Health, Get Fokus’d Productions, The Martin House, People Inc., Community Services for Every 1, Clean Air Coalition, Person Centered Services, Explore Buffalo, YWCA, Open Buffalo, Valley Community Association, Autism Services and so many more.
Photo Caption: Jose Lagares, 18, center, gets a hug from first lady Michelle Obama, left, as Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts, Inc., Education Director Lauren Tent of Buffalo, NY, watches at right, at the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, where Lagares and Tent were presented with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)