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Center For The Arts Of Homer Inc

Rating: 4.91 stars   70 reviews 6,250

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture

Address:

72 So. Main Street, PO Box 191 Homer NY 13077 USA

Mission:

The Center for the Arts provides the region and community with a broad spectrum of cultural and artistic activities that provide education, enlightenment, and entertainment.

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Reviews for Center For The Arts Of Homer Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

The Center for the Arts of Homer definitely raises the bar for central New York. Being able to see Arlo Guthrie twice in Homer, NY is fantastic, but the quaint and cozy venue makes it even better. The Center offers a myriad of entertainment, Friday night movies, art shows and yoga classes. We're so lucky to have this in our community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgable, helpful, professional, friendly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Homer Center 4 the Atrs is a jewel of upstate New York. I drive 90 mile one way to attend performances-- and did so last night in a snow storm. The excellent caliber of the performances make it worth the trip, but the real pleasure for me is the amazing venue, the accomodating, friendly people that work there and the atmosphere of the pre-show gathering opportunity. There is a beautiful art gallery to enjoy. They raise money for local students to receive SAT test classes. They do everything possible to help to make arts accessible to their community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful.

Ways to make it better...

I can't imagine a way that my personal experiences could be improved.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Before sitting down to write, I pulled out all the old program books. Among those artists that standout are Richie Havens, Don Vappie, U. Utah Phillips, Cheryl Wheeler, Ola Onabule, Guy Clark, Arlo Guthrie, Karla Bonoff, The Four Bitchin' Babes, Frank Vignola and Bucky Pizzarelli and Elieen Ivers. The music program alone has enriched the lives of people throughout Central NY and beyond, justifying all the hard work and support. But, the Center is so much more. The programs for children, SAT prep, movies, the radio plays. I can't imagine live in Homer today without the Center.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

more ways than I can express.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the reactions of people who come to a concert for the first time and are amazed that we are here "in the middle of nowhere." A few weeks later, you will see them again which is even better.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated. Some work only when there is a special need, others are there for everything. Everyone has a role.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

become the premier arts program in the region and a leader in the nation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Center for the arts has be such a wonderful addition to the Village of Homer. It has a wide range of shows and attractions that it appeals to all age groups and tastes. Local musicians have also recognized such as; The Cafferty band, Dave Feinstein, Ten Man Push and others. Gallery showings of local and well known artists have also attracted many to the Center. There is always something happening at the Center for the Arts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

brining the community together to support a worthwhile cause.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the wide rannge of entertainment I would never get to see.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and build a community center.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Center has been such an enriching experience for myself, my family and our community. The caliber of entertainment is exceptional. The range of genres is amazing, from Folk legends to Celtic superstars to local favorites...The Center offers it all. My brother lives in the Chicago area and is continuaaly amazed at the acts I see (and MEET!) at the Center- I mean ARLO GUTHRIE in Homer New York...TWICE!! Ina word- WOW!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful people I've encountered that share an appreciation for the Arts. It's something I look forward to every season and have never been disappointed. I've been educated on different musical genres and have discovered I like them all!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

My wife and I originally just wanted to see Tom Paxton. We enjoyed the entire experience so much that we went to more events. Even though we live too far to make use of many of the regular programs we agree with the overall thrust of the way the center is run. We felt strongly enough that this year we joined. We also especially enjoy celtic music and dance and the center does a wonderful job of bringing this type of entertainment to the area.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The diversity of offerings

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

People keep asking us "Why did we move to Homer"...because it has such a great Center for the Arts in a New Englandy like town. Attending a concert at the Center is like going to a big coffee house...intimate, good seating,great acoustics and wonderful volunteers. I am so grateful to all the people who had "the dream" and went for it.There's no place like Homer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The music is top notch and everyone is so appreciative... both audience and performers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers go the extra mile to make sure everyone leaves with a smile.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The setting is intimate and keeps improving all the time. It has added immensely to the arts in this community and has done a great deal to increase tourism in the community. It has also been an impetus for people to move to the community from other areas, especially people considering retirement. It has given a boost to the economy of the area as well.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The way it has brought members from all walks of life together to contribute to the running and improvement of the Center.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Intimate, nice place to see a performance. I appreciate the wide range of performers. Any seat in the place is good. The social hour prior to the show is nice. Earlier in the sound was not as good as it should be, given the great acoustics of the venue. But it's been good to fantastic recently.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very enthusiastic and helpful.

Ways to make it better...

Intermission can go on a bit long making the evening longer than it should.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

We love it!! My family uses the Center for the Arts on a weekly basis by attending dance lessons. We also enjoy the concerts, theatrical performances, art shows, and charity events. We are very happy to have these cultural experiences available to us without having to drive somewhere; we have something wonderful in our our hometown!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everything! We have not been disappointed with anything we have attended. The cultural opportunities have encouraged our young daughter to explore and learn more about the arts,her heritage and the world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic! While having to put someone's name on a wait list for a soldout performance. Overheard:"we should have just ordered the tickets online.They are really nice here. We will be back." They truly welcome everyone who enters the center.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue for generations

Ways to make it better...

seating were reserved.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding! Hopefully all those use the center in someway can afford to give even $5 or $10. If everyone works together we can keep our center.

One thing I'd also say is that...

We love this center and want to see it succeed. We wish we had more time to give to the center.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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