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Hidden History: Community Folk Art Center

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) is a hidden gem on East Genesee Street in Syracuse.

It’s in the heart of the connective corridor, bridging the gap between Syracuse University and the community.

The center was founded in 1972,  by Herbert T. Williams, a professor in the African American Studies Department.

For years, CFAC has stood true to its mission:  the promotion and development of artists of the African Diaspora. 

From exhibitions and film screenings to gallery talks and music workshops, the organization provides free or low cost opportunities to foster creativity among people of all ages and races.  

Artists from across the world visit CFAC to engage and empower audiences through the arts, including ceramics, jazz music and African dance.

Currently, Transformación: Posters from Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer is on display, a traveling exhibit from UC Davis.

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