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Help #FilltheSmith TODAY!

Smith friend and musical artist Matt Venuti created a catchy original song about the day!

GENEVA, NY The day has finally arrived, and we are ready to #FilltheSmith! For ONLY 24 hours, the Smith Center for the Arts will be hosting a virtual Giving Day called #FilltheSmith and seeking a donation for every seat in the house or 1400 in all. Dave and Brenda Rickey, the Cooper Family, and Bottomless Brewing will be matching a portion of the gifts received today, enabling donors to double and triple their gift and impact. To give a gift, visit!

#FilltheSmith is all about celebrating The Smith and her perseverance, beauty, and continued impact on Geneva and the Finger Lakes, despite the recent challenges presented by the global pandemic. Individuals who donate today will receive special filmed performances or tutorials by local and regional performers and experts. There will be performances and tutorials from Joyce Jacobsen, President of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, theatre artist Tyrone Henderson, the Geneva City Singers, and many more! To see the full line up, visit!

The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year-round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Due to COVID-19, our box office is only open by appointment. If you wish to leave a message for our staff, please email or call (315)781-5483 to leave a voicemail. For more information visit