About Us

The Community Arts Challenge is an annual exhibit sponsored by Cortland Arts Connect (formally the Cultural Council of Cortland County) and The Center for the Arts of Homer.

Cortland Arts Connect

The purpose of the Cortland Arts Connect is to encourage, promote and sustain arts and culture in Cortland County in order to enhance and enrich the quality of life. This purpose is accomplished by supporting a variety of cultural experiences, opportunities and services throughout the county.  

For more information about our organization and events, please visit our website at

Center for the Arts of Homer

The Center for the Arts in Homer provides the region and community with a broad spectrum of cultural and artistic activities that provide education, enlightenment and entertainment. The Center is an accessible facility for year-round classes, workshops, exhibits, performances, summer camps, and conferences devoted to the visual and performing arts. The Center is also available for catered luncheons, organizational meetings, weddings, receptions, and holiday, private, and corporate parties.

The Center’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Central New York by engaging them in a broad offering of arts, education and entertainment that preserves and enriches the local culture, and provides stewardship for a historically significant site.

The Center for the Arts is located at 72 S. Main St. in downtown Homer on the corner of Routes 11 and 90, just off Exit 12 on I-81.

For more information about performances, classes, and activities at the Center for the Arts, please visit our website at