Holiday Raffle at the RACC November 12-30

We’ve partnered with several local businesses to create an amazing calendar raffle during the first 14 days of December. From December 1 to December 14, we will draw a new winner, each day, for the collection of local gift packages. Prize packages include gift certificates to local restaurants and amusements, tickets to upcoming 2022 RACC events, to overnight stays at Vernon Downs and Turning Stone.

Tickets for the raffle are $20 and can be purchased at the Center from November 12th to November 30th. Drop by the Center during business hours, during our Holiday House shopping days, email us at executivedirector@romeart.org or call us at (315) 336-1040.

This raffle is an important fund raiser for the Center and we appreciate your participation. Thanks to a generous matching gift from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties the impact of your donation is going to be doubled.

Below are the details for the daily raffle gift packages.

12/1: RACC Dinner Concert 2022 Tickets for 2 includes catered meal

12/2: Ancora! and A Personal Touch $40 Gift Certificate with a Spa Pedicure Gift Certificate

12/3: Dippin Donuts and Delta Plumbing $25 Gift Certificate for each

12/4: Sugarbeets $100 Gift Certificate

12/5: RACC Halloween House 2022 2 Adult tickets and tickets for 2 children for each activity

12/6: Jervis Public Library Association Gift Bundle Tote with books and mug

12/7: Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel Meal at Mr. G’s and Overnight Stay

12/8: RACC Sip Into Spring 2022 Tickets for 2

12/9: The Wild and Edible Arrangement 2 Admission Tickets and $50 Gift Certificate

12/10: Kate Spade Matching purse with wallet set

12/11: Franklin Hotel & Capitol Arts $50 Gift Certificate and 4 tickets

12/12: Utica Zoo Family Membership 2 adults and their children admission plus additional benefits

12/13: RACC 1 week of Artletics 2022 One week of summer camp for a child 5-12 years old

12/14: Turning Stone Resort and Casino 2 tickets to a show, Meal for 2, and Overnight Stay

Holiday House is back at the RACC – November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21

Holiday House – Together with Family and Friends is back at the RACC. Come visit us at the Center and purchase some unique gifts for family and friends.

This year out of an abundance of concern for our friends the Gala won’t be held but instead we are thrilled to announce we will kick off the event with a Premiere Shopping Night on Friday, November 12, from 5 pm to 9 pm. Admission for Holiday House is $5 and for the Premiere Shopping Event with your admission you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a catered dinner for 8 donated by Patrick O’Connor of Feast and Festivities. Your catered dinner can be hosted in your home or here at the Center. We look forward to having you join us.

We are grateful to all of our sponsors R-Tronics, LLC., Birch Wealth Management, Ocuto Blacktop and Paving, and Feast and Festivities for making this beloved tradition possible!

Halloween House is back at the RACC – Activities for all ages Oct 8, 9, 15, and 16

Free Summer Concert Series: Cincinnati Creek and Pocket Change Saturday, August 28 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Sip and Paint Night Saturday, August 26 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Art of the Vote Opening Reception – Saturday, August 7, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Summertime Toast! June 4, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Summertime Toast! is an enjoyable evening where one can sample fine wines, local craft beer, handmade chocolates, local cheeses, desserts & food pairings. There will be live music, raffles and more. Confirmed vendors are – Copper City Brewery, Broasters Coffee Company, doTerra, Frog Park Herbs II, Isn’t It Sweet, Piacentio Farms, and Piles of Crafts with more expected to confirm within the next week.


Patrons can enjoy free samples from vendors and are able to purchase what they like, as they stroll through the Art Center and enjoy the beautiful rooms, architecture & art on display. Live music will be performed by the Easy Money Band. Saturday, June 12 from 6:00pm to 9:00pmTickets for this late spring fundraising event to benefit the Rome Art & Community Center are$20.00 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Wines & craft beer are available for tasting and will be for sale by the glass & by bottle to take home, along with food items that can be purchased. Summertime Toast! is generously sponsored by our title sponsor Key Bank with additional sponsorship by KrisTech


Tickets can be purchased by calling RACC at (315) 336-1040 or emailing executivedirector@romeart.org.

RACC’s Inaugural Dinner Music Night Concert

Join us for a night of fine dining and music!

We are hosting an evening of music and dinner at the RACC. Dinner will be catered by Lorie Guerrieri of Spresso’s Coffeehouse and Eatery and following dinner we will adjourn to the living room for a concert by Opus Black.

Tickets are $50 per individual and $90 per couple. (RACC members save and additional 10%)

Purchase your tickets at

executivedirector@romeart.org or call (315) 336 – 1040

Call for Art: Blue Group Art Exhibit

Call for Art!

Color is emotive and can inspires a variety of feelings. Color is a power means for artists to speak and for the viewer to engage emotionally with a work of art and their own selves.

What does the color blue call to mind? For some it brings to mind serenity or peace. Maybe it calls to mind feelings of sadness and melancholy. Or maybe it transports us to a place of rest and relaxation.

Blue is an open-call, non-juried, salon-style group exhibition open to art in a variety of mediums including sculpture, pottery, glasswork, and photography. Local and regional artists are invited to participate. The exhibition is limited to 50 pieces of art and will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Participation is open to any living artist 18 years of age and older.  All entries must be original works of art no more than two years old (2018 – present). No work made prior to 2018 will be accepted. Artists can submit a maximum of two pieces of work for the exhibit. All hanging artwork is limited to maximum dimensions of 36×48 including frame.

Artwork must be delivered by the artist. Mailed or late work will not be accepted. All works must be ready for hanging/ display at the time of delivery. (i.e. properly wired for hanging, clean, etc.)  Wall art must be properly framed or ready for presentation if not framed. Wires should not extend beyond top of frame as they cannot show during exhibition, no clip frames.

Be prepared with information about your work to fill out a Loan Agreement at time of delivery. The information required includes artist name, address, phone, title, year, media, dimensions (including frame), and price. Please use a removable sticker or post-it note to label your work on the front, so it will be easy for us to identify when hanging your labels. RACC will retain a 30% commission on artwork sold during the exhibition.  No work may be removed prior to the closing date of the exhibition.  

Entry Fee: $15 for first piece and $10 for second piece

Please email executivedirector@romeart.org or call (315) 336-1040 with any questions

IMPORTANT DATES

Artist Drop-off

Wednesday, April 21: 12pm – 2pm 

Thursday, April 22: 1pm – 4pm

Friday, April 23: 12pm – 2pm

Exhibition Dates: May 1 – May 28

Opening Reception: Friday, May 7 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Artist Artwork Pick-up

Saturday, May 29: 10am – 2pm

Sunday, May 30: 12pm – 2pm

Enrollment is here for the

2021-22 school year:   

Please call 315-336-1040 with any questions.

OSM 2021.22 Application form

Handbook for Owl and Silver Moon 21.22

COVID safety precautions for OSM

O+SM Brochure – 2021.22

Schedule for 2021-2022 school year:

4 year olds: Monday – Friday, mornings
8:30 am –11:30 am

3 year olds: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, afternoon
12:00 pm –3:00 pm

        3 or 5 day options 

*Maximum of 12 students per session

The Owl and the Silver Moon preschool Open House, March 4th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Do you have a soon to be 3 or 4 year old that you are looking for a quality preschool program for?
Come visit The Owl and the Silver Moon Open House on Thursday, March 4 from 530 pm to 700 pm!

2020 End of year appeal

Who would have thought as 2020 started that our world would take the unknown twists that came with the growing COVID pandemic. It was supposed to be a year of vision but became a year of uncertainty. Life changed and it became a year of trying to figure out our new normal. We spent the bulk of 2020 hoping for the best for all in our community as we traveled together through these unexpected times.

Like all of you, things changed overnight at the Center. Our entire calendar of events were shelved while we waited to see what was coming next. This necessary canceling of our calendar for the health of our visitors and community brought definite challenges for us. We count on these community events to fund the organization and to allow us to keep offering quality arts and culture programing for the community. We spent the bulk of 2020 trying to weather this year lacking a major source of revenue.

One thing that was reinforced as we journeyed with you through this ever-changing new normal is how important community connections around arts and culture programming are for each of us. As the public health conditions have allowed, we have done what we could to continue to provide these important opportunities to connect with one another. We have heard from you that these things matter and that you were grateful for these opportunities safe setting with all the COVID precautions taken.

During the year, we were able to offer our community: our eight-week summer ARTLETICS program for the youth of our community to over 30 youth; reopen our preschool program The Owl and the Silver Moon; host a socially distant and safe Halloween trick or treat that saw over 500 people visit over two days; and, we are closing out the year with two Holiday Open Houses where community members will visit the beautifully decorated center with their families for photos and enjoy a bit of Christmas cheer.

We are closing out the year with two Holiday Open Houses where community members will visit the beautifully decorated center with their families for photos and enjoy a bit of Christmas cheer.

While times are still uncertain and we aren’t sure for how much longer, we are confident that we all will come out of this and into another new normal. In this next new normal, arts and culture programing will be vitally needed to help each of us connect, dream, and venture forward.

In times like this, we need your support more than ever! As this year closes and we begin to plan for next year and beyond, we want to be ready to move forward quickly offering a full calendar of these communal connections around arts and culture as soon as the public health conditions allow it.

A gift from you, in any amount, would allow us to make up some lost event revenue and have the resources necessary to get new programming opportunities going in the next coming new normal!

Make a Donation

Become a Member

If you would prefer to donate via check please make your check out the Rome Art and Community Center and drop it off at the center or mail it to 308 W Bloomfield Street, Rome, NY 13440.

We miss you and hope you stay safe this season. We look forward to seeing you often in the new year!

Fall 2020 at the RACC. What a wonderful season – where colorful leaves fill the scenery and the smell of pumpkin pie is in the air. We’d love to have you stop by and visit!

Dear Friend of the Center –

We know that everyone is struggling during this difficult time and of course, the same is true for the Rome Art and Community Center. 

With that thought in mind, we are conducting a membership drive – our thinking is that rather than ask for a “gift” outright, we would like to invite you to become a member – this is a win-win for you and the Art Center!

The Rome Art and Community Center is a non-profit multi-arts facility committed to fostering creativity, cultural awareness and a strong community connection.  We provide arts classes, present art exhibits, hold concerts, provide a summer camp program for children (ARTLETICS) and we have an early learning academy (The Owl and The Silver Moon)…And so much more!!!!

The Center operates on a very tight budget; we rely on the monies from our events to keep the Center going, and this interruption has really hurt our operation.  We hope you will consider becoming a member.

We are ever grateful for the story our community shares with us, at the Rome Art and Community Center. Our story is intertwined with you – our supporters, our families, and our community.

We are working on new plans and ideas that we can employ. We miss everyone and we look forward to seeing you soon.

We look forward to having you join us on our journey.

Visit our member webpage to join at http://romeart.org/site/membership/

Follow us on Facebook at   https://www.facebook.com/RomeArtandCommunityCenter/ and find more ways to explore, read, and create with us.

Our commitment to the arts and arts education is stronger than ever and we look to you for support that will help us sustain our programming. Join us as we continue to transform lives and our community.   The Arts remain ever pertinent and invaluable.

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PLEASE NOTE!  Events are postponed on a rolling basis.   Stay tuned and check back in periodically for updates.

Upcoming 2020 RACC events:

Ongoing  Art exhibits.  Artists TBD

September 9, 8:30am,-11:30am – First day back to school for The Owl and The Silver Moon

October 9 and 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Trick or Treat Street (free – walk through event) for little ghouls and goblins (12 and under) in the circular driveway in front of RACC

November – January   RACC is available for small gatherings and events.  For information on rentals, please call 315-336-1040 and leave a message or send an email to executivedirector@romeart.org  with your name/phone and date you are interested in.  We look forward to hosting your event.

December 16 and 17 at 7pm   A Christmas Carol with live music

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Please check out our Events page for details of upcoming events.

End of year appeal

Who would have thought as 2020 started that our world would take the unknown twists that came with the growing COVID pandemic. It was supposed to be a year of vision but became a year of uncertainty. Life changed and it became a year of trying to figure out our new normal. We spent the bulk of 2020 hoping for the best for all in our community as we traveled together through these unexpected times.

Like all of you, things changed overnight at the Center. Our entire calendar of events were shelved while we waited to see what was coming next. This necessary canceling of our calendar for the health of our visitors and community brought definite challenges for us. We count on these community events to fund the organization and to allow us to keep offering quality arts and culture programing for the community. We spent the bulk of 2020 trying to weather this year lacking a major source of revenue.

One thing that was reinforced as we journeyed with you through this ever-changing new normal is how important community connections around arts and culture programming are for each of us. As the public health conditions have allowed, we have done what we could to continue to provide these important opportunities to connect with one another. We have heard from you that these things matter and that you were grateful for these opportunities safe setting with all the COVID precautions taken.

During the year, we were able to offer our community: Our eight-week summer ARTLETICS program for the youth of our community to over 30 youth; Reopen our preschool program The Owl and the Silver Moon; Host a socially distant and safe Halloween trick or treat that saw over 500 people visit over two days; and, We are closing out the year with two Holiday Open Houses where community members will visit the beautifully decorated center with their families for photos and enjoy a bit of Christmas cheer.

While times are still uncertain and we aren’t sure for how much longer, we are confident that we all will come out of this and into another new normal. In this next new normal, arts and culture programing will be vitally needed to help each of us connect, dream, and venture forward.

In times like this, we need your support more than ever! As this year closes and we begin to plan for next year and beyond, we want to be ready to move forward quickly offering a full calendar of these communal connections around arts and culture as soon as the public health conditions allow it.

A gift from you, in any amount, would allow us to make up some lost event revenue and have the resources necessary to get new programming opportunities going in the next coming new normal!

Make a Donation

Become a Member

If you would prefer to donate via check please make your check out the Rome Art and Community Center and drop it off at the center or mail it to 308 W Bloomfield Street, Rome, NY 13440.

We miss you and hope you stay safe this season. We look forward to seeing you often in the new year!