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About The Smith

The Smith Opera House
The Smith Opera House

Mission

The Smith Center for the Arts, Inc. is committed to providing and sustaining diverse arts and education enrichment opportunities for Finger Lakes residents and visitors, while maintaining its historic venue – the Smith Opera House.

Vision

The Smith Center for the Arts will create a vibrant Finger Lakes community through the arts.

The Smith Center for the Arts is both a presenting organization and a catalyst for enhancing the role of the arts in the Finger Lakes. The organization owns and operates the historic Smith Opera House, and coordinates numerous other arts advocacy projects. It is led by a Board of Directors, and through its committee structure, leaders of other arts organizations in the Geneva area participate in knowledge-sharing and joint identification of strategic initiatives.

COVID UPDATE: In compliance with the New York State Governor’s orders, the Smith has shut the doors of the Smith Opera House in order to help reduce the spread of the Corona Virus. 

The Smith Center for the Arts Provides

  • Weekly email of upcoming events at the Smith Opera House and other venues.
  • The Smith Opera House as a vessel for community organizations to host an array of events.
  • A wide variety of programming including film screenings, theater performances, live concerts, and community events.

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