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NACC unveils exciting 2024 summer schedule


Fri, May 31st 2024 09:55 am

By Kelly Lang-Buckley
Director of Marketing and Development

As the highly anticipated opening day on Saturday, June 8, approaches, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) is thrilled to announce a vibrant lineup of summer events, including live performances, dynamic festivals, and engaging art workshops.

This summer is especially significant as it marks the 100th anniversary of the historic high school that was transformed into the beloved art center in 2001. To celebrate this accomplishment and to start the creative journey to the next phase, the NACC will be offering new live family entertainment and inspiring art exhibits every weekend for both locals and tourists. Tickets for theater performances and workshops can be found at www.TheNACC.org/Tickets. Galleries and outdoor concerts are free and open to the public. 

Highlights of the June schedule include:

Theater For Young Audiences

√ “Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat”: Step into Dr. Seuss’ whimsical world with this faithful live adaptation by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Perfect for families, this production captures the magic and mischief of the beloved story. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain. (June 8-23, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.)

√ Magic show with illusionist Leon Etienne: Prepare to be amazed by Etienne's world-renowned show, “Magic Rocks!” This family-friendly spectacle features grand illusions, award-winning sleight of hand, and side-splitting comedy, promising a night of wonder and joy. As seen on “America’s Got Talent,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Masters of Illusion” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, June 8-July 23)

Gallery exhibitions

√ “Alternating Currents II” ( Townsend Gallery): This beautiful, thought-provoking exhibition celebrates the rich tapestry of LGBTQ narratives and experiences from Western New York. Featuring textiles, ceramics, needlework and quilts, it showcases the intersection of identity and craft.

√ “Steve Conte: Geometric Garden, a Solo Exhibition” (Kudela Gallery): Experience the whimsical and surreal world of Conte in this solo exhibition. His artwork combines geometric forms with landscapes and quirky characters, creating humorous and thought-provoking scenes.

(June 8-23, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.; opening receptions: June 8, 2-4 p.m.)


√ Juneteenth festival and parade, Sunday, June 16 (parade: 11 a.m. | celebration: noon to 8 p.m.): Join us for a vibrant Juneteenth celebration honoring diversity and cultural history. Enjoy a day filled with live performances, music, delectable food, cultural exhibitions and artisan vendors.

For more details and the full schedule of events, visit www.TheNACC.org

Programs at the NACC are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

The NACC is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), community-focused cultural center that houses more than 100 artist studios, three theaters, two public and numerous private galleries, a radio station, public classroom space, and an artisan café. The NACC preserves our historic campus by providing creative space and arts/cultural experiences for WNY residents and visitors.

The NACC is located at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. For more information, call 716-282-7530, ext. 100, email: [email protected], or follow on Facebook/TheNACC | Instagram @Niagara_Cultural.

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