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.
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.
I've attended several concerts at the Center for the Arts. I am amazed at the quality of the talent such a small community can attract. The setting is beautiful, the volunteers and staff friendly, and the music fantastic. It is such a great resource for the community.
We love this place! We are members and supporters and wish we could do more as volunteers, but it is a bit of a drive for us. If we lived closer to Homer we would be more involved. The old Baptist church a wonderful venue for concerts and performances; the additional space is used for community arts and education. There is a good variety of performances and it seems that the performers enjoy being there as much as the audience enjoys listening to them. Dan Hayes and crew have done a great job and we wish them continued success.
I have been to several shows over the past 3-4 years. It is a wonderful venue with great energy amongst the volunteers and of course Daniel Hayes. Just saw Eileen Ivers for the second time there. She, of course, rocked the house again! My companion and I are members and will continue to subscribe. I only wish I had the time to volunteer as well!
This community has been blessed with a first-class performance theatre, and an organization that somehow entices world-renowned entertainment to perform locally..... while continuing to provide opportunity for our vast reservoir of home-grown talents. What an asset...limited only by public support. I have attended many sold-out shows and hope that the word is finally getting out. This is something special for this area and should not be taken for granted.
The center lights the fire in our soul every other week in the Fall , Winter and Spring. The diverse entertainment provides a opportunity for us to rekindle our energy and appreciation of the performing arts in a small rural coummunity. I'm partial to the various Celtic performances. This includes Dougie McLean, Barra MacNeils, Elleen Ivers, Celtic Crossroads, The Glengarry Bhoys and many others. Performances that would not have been experienced except for the Center for the Arts.
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.
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 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.
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!
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
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 a wonderful place!!! One of my favorite sayings is "we have never been disappointed" in performances here. Great variety! Many offerings for the community from classes to concerts to art displays to free movies on the "big screen"! From Richie Havens and Arlo to Syracuse Symphony groups to great celtic groups to wonderful plays by C4Act. What a wonderful use for a wonderful building in downtown Homer!! Something for everyone! Can't say enough good about this gem of Cortland County!
Center For The Arts is a good place to go to see a concert. I have to admit that most of the musical acts seem mostly folk/rock or roots/rock, but they have had some others in there that were nice to see in such an intimate setting - hometown favorites like Cafferty Band and Ten Man Push, for instance (more my style of music). I think this venue has real potential, and hope that they can get the funding necessary to stay open, because it would be a shame to lose them.
I've lived in Homer for 18 1/2 years, and I still can't believe the world-class facility the Center 4 the Arts is, and even better, the incredible talent that comes here year after year! The concert hall--an old Baptist church--still has padded pews, a balcony, flawless acoustics, and a sweeping grace and gentility. I've had a truly religious experience here at many concerts. And there's simply no mediocre seat in the house--they're all premium! It's really nice to be able to mingle, sip, nosh, wander, or just vegetate before the shows in the social room. I love the village of Homer anyway, but I can walk from my home to see Arlo Guthrie, Guy clark, "The Graduate" or a community theater production in five minutes. The Homer Center 4 The Arts is clearly a GREAT NONPROFIT!
AWESOME! Easy purchase of tickets online the day before the Eileen Ivers concert and the next night walked in the door and found front row seats to a truly fantastic performance. We had the exact same luck with tickets and outstanding experience last year for that year's show. The center is easy to access right off Interstate Rt. 81, parking is never a problem, the facility is charming and immaculately clean, there are plenty of restrooms, great foods and drinks are available at very reasonable prices, and on top of it all out of towners like ourselves are warmly received and made to feel right at home in the Center For The Arts of Homer!
This former NYC denizen is thrilled with the caliber of the arts, artists, and educational programs available in my new home town! Where else can one attend affordable performances by internationally acclaimed artists in such an intimate and friendly setting? I used to tell folks the only thing I missed about "The City" was the culture. Now my "downstate" friends plan their visits to CNY to take advantage of the cultural offerings here! We are happy to support The Center for the Arts of Homer with donations of time and financial support.
My wife and I have attended many performances at the Center For the Arts. We have never been disappointed. this has been a great adddition to our local community. big city entertainment in a quiet little village setting!
We live about an hour from Homer but we enjoy going to performances at The Center because they bring world class talent into our area that is not usually available for us. The management and staff of The Center were accessable and friendly which adds to the evenings enjoyment. It appears the performers also have a good time at The Center. The seating is imtimate but comfortable and the accousics are outstanding and this all seems fires up the audience and the performers which makes each evening a memorable experience.