A thriving nucleus of contemporary visual art, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo

A world-renowned arts center and incubator of artistic creation, CEPA fosters the exploration of photography and contemporary visual arts through its exhibition and arts education programs, nurturing creativity, and encouraging active learning. A sprawling artistic haven, the space comprises three galleries of changing exhibits and events, multimedia public art installations, arts education programs, and an open-access darkroom and digital photo lab, playing host to a broad array of artistic pursuits.



Located in Buffalo’s historic Market Arcade Complex, the non-profit contemporary photography & visual arts center impacts both local and national communities. CEPA continues to be globally recognized for creating spaces and programs that drive engagement with art as an essential facet of life and community.

Dedicating its resources to various artistic programs and initiatives, the center paired up with Fujifilm in Spring 2021.





Véronique Côté, Executive Director/Chief Curator

A gifted photographer and textiles artist, Véronique teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at various universities across the US. Originally from Quebec, she holds an MA in Museum Studies from Harvard University and an MFA in Photography from the University at Buffalo At present, she oversees the management of all CEPA programs, providing invaluable oversight to the business and its internal processes.

Lauren Tent, Education Director

With an extensive background in teaching, Lauren has occupied the role of education director since 1999. Her involvement in CEPA stretches back as far as 1985, where she originally served as an intern. She currently supervises the in-school, after-school, and summer arts programs, as well as running various workshops.

Danielle Delia, Development Coordinator

Originally from New York State, Danielle specialized in Museum Administration, Curatorial Practices, and Collection Management while studying her MA in Museum Studies at Buffalo State College. Utilizing her skillset in service of CEPA’s ongoing growth, she is currently responsible for planning and implementing the organization’s development program, handling all internal procedures.