Center for the Arts of Homer Inc

Rating: 4.91 stars   70 reviews

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Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The Homer Center 4 Arts has enriched our community in so many ways and reached all ages. They sponsor performances ranching from folk (Arlo Guthrie), to classical, to ethnic to comedy. They offer a venue for dance lessons, Irish Step, ballroom, tap and ballet. They present art exhibits of both local and widely known artists, sponsor a book reading club and so much more. There is truly something for every age at the Center 4 Arts.

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

the availability of quality performances in this small rural community

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

the only change I would like to to see more of the same

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

meeting new people

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

extremely friendly and helpful and receptive to suggestions

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

make improvements to and maintain the old structure which houses it

Ways to make it better...

At concerts they have general admission seats. On occasion they have opened the doors earlier than advertised, to the disadvantage of those who arrived at the advertised time

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

finances

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

this center is the result of a handful of citizens having the vision and the determination to bring it about

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: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My husband and I have been to a few performances in Homer and all were very satisfying. Dave Gross, Grada and Arlo Guthrie were all enjoyable as were the refreshments. If I can get my husband to drive me, we'll most likely see another show.

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

more than one occasion. It is a non formal, comfortable and inviting way to see live performances. The seating is great, the sound is great and the people are great.

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

the warm and inviting comfort level. The artists were quite good and you can sit right up close.

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

quite helpful and cheerful.

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

probably bring in more artists more often and expand into more community programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The Center for the Arts has been one of the best thing that has happened to the Cortland, NY area. Not only has it offered quality music and entertainment for area residents, but it has provided a venue for other not-for-profit activities, such as the Loaves and Fishes fund raiser "Empty Bowls". It is a huge plus for this community.

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

Enjoying musical events and other shows and have been involved with the Loaves and Fishes "Empty Bowls" fund-raiser

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

find many more people to become members and to support the programs.

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

The quality of the performances and the cooperation of the staff and volunteers

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

top quality

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

It could bring in even more great programs and do some renovating of the facility

Ways to make it better...

There was more floor space for tables in the hall.

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

lack of funds

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

More parking would be appreciated

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have attended plays and concerts at the Homer Center for the Arts over the past year. I love the performance space, and the planned productions have been excellent.

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

providing a venue for local performing groups, and also bringing in outside, well-known musicians

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Homer Center For the Arts is one of best things that has happened in the Central NY music scene. It's been wonderful to experience the diversity of music that has come to this venue. The intimate setting creates an incredible energy between the performers and the audience that cannot be surpassed. I feel fortunate to have this great place in my community. Thank you to all who have made the Homer Center for the Arts as vibrant as it is!

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

great music

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

friendly and helpful

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

Bring in even more great acts.

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  

3 people found this review helpful

The Center for the Arts has been very supportive of young talent in the community. The response from the administration towards our annual piano recital has been very encouraging. The facilities and grand piano are superb and the parents are grateful for the opportunity to have their children perform in a professional environment.

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

music performance

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

none

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

personal interaction and support

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

events and booking person

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

offer more programs, improve heating, renovations to building

Ways to make it better...

none

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

none

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

what a wonderful resource to the community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I *love* the Center for the Arts! They offer an incredible array of classes - everything from painting and other traditional arts to various styles of world dance and holistic healing. In addition to the wonderfully diverse classes, the Center features a constantly changing gallery of artwork and hosts many specialized art shows. They also bring world class entertainment to a warm and personal venue. Personally, one of my favorite things about the Center is the wonderful people who run it and they're dedication to art and culture.

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

I've been to many wonderful performances at the Center. I've also taken (and taught) many classes there. I'm so grateful to have such a valuable resource in my area.

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

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

Everyone on staff and all the volunteers I've meet have been helpful, kind people that I'd be honored to call friends.

Ways to make it better...

I can't say that I've ever had a bad experience with the Center or any of it's staff. But, I imagine that more volunteers would always be appreciated.

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 week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The Center For the Arts of Homer is more than a theater to me. In addition to the enjoyable performances, I meet friends old and new during the social sessions before each performance. Also, I get a sincere kick out of the old movies that are shown on many Friday evenings, as well as many of the other functions that go beyond theatrical performance. My thanks to Dan and all involved for keeping this valuable asset in Homer. Bo Dillingham 607-756-1035

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

in addition to the performances themselves, meeting friends before and after the events.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Homer Center of the Arts is the greatest. My husband and I have become members after going to concerts from the beginning. Music variety is great. We have seen shows that we normally would not have gone to see, and enjoyed them very much. Music helps to make the world a better place. We have also enjoyed many of the other programs offered at the center. Thanks to the people who started this center.

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

Great Entertainment

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

very helpful and caring people who help the general public

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  

4 people found this review helpful

Dessert, art & music, in a charming, intimate performance space, plus student discounts on tickets! Center for the Arts of Homer is a gem in our region.

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

the great music they bring to our community.

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

the warm, friendly atmosphere.

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

kind and knowledgable.

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

expand already extensive list of cultural offerings and complete renovations & improvements on current space.

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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