GoArt Facility

Since 1962, we have been dedicated to developing the cultural life in Genesee and Orleans Counties by facilitating the creation, presentation and experience of art, heritage and traditions

Originally built in 1831 by Hezekiah Eldredge as the Bank of the Genesee, the facility at 201 East Main Street in Batavia is the only remaining example in Genesee County of a business establishment of the early 19th century. Besides being an architect, Hezekiah was instrumental in the development of the Erie Canal. He also built the Albany Land Office in Lockport, the United States Bank in Buffalo and large store buildings in both Buffalo and Rochester, as well as in Cleveland before his death in 1845. The Hon. Barber B. Conable Jr., a resident of nearby Alexander, was instrumental in getting the building listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

In 1886, the Batavia Club, a private men’s social club, leased and later bought the building and occupied it until the Club closed its doors in 2000. In 2002, the building was generously gifted to GO ART! by the Batavia Club Bondholders. The building now serves as GO ART!’s primary space for exhibits, meetings, workshops and small performances and lectures. It also provides administrative space to local arts and cultural groups, such as the Genesee Symphony Orchestra, Batavia Concert Band, Scouts of America, Batavia Society of Artists, and Music to Grow By.

Podcast at GO ART!

You know how to use a mixer, have your own computer and audio recording software and have editing skills. You have your show all planned out and can do your own everything. The studio will be set up for you with mixer, mics and headphones. You bring your computer, plug it in, and you will walk out with the raw audio when you are done. $50/hour

Podcast studio

Special Event Spaces

If you’re looking for a unique venue to host your next small special event, we’ve got you covered. Our event space could be perfect for your specific needs, whether you’re hosting a small wedding reception, a corporate event, bridal/baby shower or birthday party.

Commerical Kitchen

Our commercial kitchen is fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and is available for rent by the hour or by the day. Whether you’re a caterer, a food truck owner, or just need extra space for your culinary creations, our kitchen is the perfect solution.

Commercial Kitchen

No matter what your rental needs may be, we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our rental spaces and how we can help make your next event a success.

Phone: 585-343-9313 or Email: info@goart.org