The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is upstate New York’s premier community arts center. We house exceptional art shows, host family fun events and provide educational opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and artistic skills. Members of the Nigra Arts Center enjoy exclusive benefits such as discounts on classes and invitations to opening receptions at our many exhibitions. Certain members also receive a North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) membership.* CLICK HERE for details.
Located on 66 picturesque acres in Fulton County, NY, the Nigra Arts Center offers classes and workshops on everything from music, dance and painting to cooking and yoga. Plays, concerts and kid camps are just some of our other offerings. Additionally, we provide a beautiful setting for corporate events such as conferences and retreats. The facility is also available for private gatherings.
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is more than an arts center. It is a beautiful setting where members of the public can spend meaningful time together, bonding as a community. Popular events range from our annual Polar Express Celebration for children and families to our Senior Soirée (held twice a year) for senior citizens. There is always something fun happening at the Nigra Arts Center!
The arts center was founded in 2015 by Lexington, an accredited, award-winning provider of disability services in New York State. One of Lexington’s many missions is to ensure that the people it supports lead enriched lives and are engaged in the community. The arts center is a way to accomplish both while also giving back to everyone who lives in the area by providing the gift of the arts.
A Lasting Legacy
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is named for Lexington’s former executive director of more than 40 years, the late Paul Nigra. Paul worked tirelessly throughout his career to support people with disabilities and believed everyone could achieve success and fulfillment in life. Paul loved the arts and personally worked closely with people pursuing their artistic passions. He also founded the world-famous rock band, Flame, a group of musicians who refuse to let their disabilities be a barrier to success. The arts center is now Flame’s home base.
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts has forever changed the landscape of our community. Everyone at the center considers it a privilege and an honor to be part of such a magnificent gem. We hope to see you soon! Until then, please explore our website to see all we have to offer.
*NARM privileges may be restricted for concerts/lectures/special exhibitions and ticketed events.