Forty-five years ago on February 1, 1974, the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts, Inc. (CEPA Gallery) opened in Buffalo NY during the alternative art spaces movement. As we prepare to close this fiscal year and begin our next forty-five years, we urge you to renew your support. Our work is not done; we have so much yet to accomplish. We want to grow our audience, expand services for artists, continue to produce free and groundbreaking exhibitions and build a welcoming and creative home for youth. We cannot do it without your help.
Our nationally recognized programs in Visual Art and Arts Education, our commitment to proactive, collaboration-oriented management, our dedication to artists and the artistic practice, and our partnerships with patrons like you allow us to excel in our mission. Our students and artists best illustrate what can be accomplished when a passionate and committed organization and an energized, supportive community join together.
Your tax-deductible gift of any amount is deeply appreciated. Unrestricted donations allow us to use the funds where they are most needed, but if you prefer, you may designate your gift towards Arts Education, the Contemporary Photography and Visual Arts program, or the upcoming special exhibit Photography and the Holocaust, Then and Now.
Not sure what birthday or holiday gift to get for the photographer in your life? How about a gift certificate for CEPA Gallery? Good toward classes, workshops, digital lab and darkroom rentals, or limited edition prints.
Select an amount below, or name the amount you want. The gift certificate will be mailed to you within days and is good for one year.
Join CEPA Gallery and Big Orbit today and become a member of one of the most dynamic and important arts organizations in Western New York.
CEPA has added new tiers and expanded member benefits for 2022-23! Membership is the best way to stay informed about upcoming exhibits, special events, classes, and other activities at CEPA Gallery and Big Orbit. It’s also the best way to support our mission and the amazing work we do for the Greater Buffalo community!
Join today and enjoy a number of member benefits, including:
Sponsor a Student | Add a $25 Donation to Any Membership Level
Join us in supporting the newest members of the arts community in Buffalo by providing a passionate high school or college student a year of access to CEPA’s nationally recognized facilities, resources, and mentorship to help set them up for success in the arts.
Student Membership | $25
High school, college, and graduate students are eligible for this membership level. Includes invitations to exclusive workshops hosted by CEPA for individuals who are looking at going into a creative field. Topics include: resume building, grant writing, and more!
Individual Membership | $40
Family Membership | $100
Lab Membership | $75
Arts Professional Membership | $150
Collector Membership | $250
Whether you’re a photographer or a passionate viewer, this tier provides exclusive access to everything CEPA has to offer! Collectors receive all benefits of the Arts Professional level, as well as the following:
Patron of the Arts | $2,500
Be recognized publicly as a Patron of the Arts on our Sponsors webpage and in all our newsletter for a year!