Main Gallery

27th Annual
Members Exhibition:

December 1, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, December 1,

Awards Announced:
December 1 at 7:30pm

First Friday:
December 1
& January 5, 6-9pm

The Days the Artists Spoke: December 9 & January 5

Closed during
Gallery Hours:

Saturday December 2

Dinner & Mortgage Burning Bash:
December 2, 6pm

Artwork Pick-up:
Jan. 14, 5-7pm,
Jan.15 & 16, 12-6pm

Closed to the Public:
Dec. 24, 25, 31 & Jan. 1
Members of RoCo Thank you RoCo Members! To show our gratitude, we've named an exhibition after you! Any member may enter one artwork maximum 36" x 36" x 36" inches. Artists may join or renew their membership at the time of drop-off.

The Days the Artists Spoke is a multi-day event of short, back-to-back talks by participating artists. Artists may sign up to speak about their work in the Members Exhibition or their creative practice. This is a unique event where visitors can learn more about many different regional artists.

Special Events

Dinner & Mortgage
Burning Bash:
Saturday December 2

8-9:30pm: Mortgage Burning Bash at RoCo
($50 per person)

RoCo will be closed during Gallery Hours on Saturday, December 2

Thanks to over 400 supporters we’re ready to burn our mortgage, commemorate the outright ownership of 137 East Ave. and celebrate our 40th Anniversary!

Please join us Saturday, December 2 at our main gallery for dessert, a champagne toast and ceremonial mortgage burning at 8pm! All proceeds support RoCo’s growing endowment funds.

Please call 461-2222 to learn more. Tickets available online.

Instant Gratification:
The Art & Fun of Polaroids:

December 1, 2017-
January 5, 2018

Open Saturdays at
RoCo Upstairs

Opening Reception:
December 1
(First Friday)

January 5 (First Friday)
RoCo Upstairs is taking a high/low look at how Polaroids affected photography, making picture taking socially interactive while offering creative options not seen before or since. Share your favorite spontaneous and/or artistically created images. All work must be photographed using a Polaroid camera.

LAB Space
View the archive of past LAB Space exhibitions.


Public Art

Double Bench:
December 1, 2017 - April 4, 2018

Opening Reception:
December 1, 6-9pm
Matthias Neumann (New York, NY) Double Bench is part of an ongoing series of sculptural interventions that have been realized over the past 3 years. Installed in public spaces throughout the US, this series called “basics” is made of commonplace construction materials. Each public sculpture is unique and site-specific, yet the overall series of sculptures share a material and formal language.

RoCo Upstairs Gallery

Stay tuned!      

The RoCo Room

RoCo Thredz RoCo Thredz Season 1 features designs by:

Tanvi Asher
Amy Casey
Wendell Castle
Andy Gilmore
Anne Havens
Kurt Ketchum
Heather Swenson
Adam Werth
Help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary in style, while supporting the future of RoCo. All proceeds benefit RoCo's Endowment Funds. RoCo Thredz are limited! Each piece is signed by the artist and numbered for your collection. Special items, made just for RoCo Thredz, will be available in smaller quantities.



Artworks for sale in support the Future Fund.

All proceeds from works ensure the future of contemporary art in downtown Rochester and support a permanent and stable base for Rochester Contemporary Art Center's continued growth.

View all donated Future Fund artworks available for purchase here.

Pictured: String of Pearls by Brian O'Neil



ART-O-MAT® is a repurposed cigarette vending machine that now offers original artworks for just $5.

The ART-O-MAT® offers small artworks in a recycled retro format.