Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Share this

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts opened its doors January 1995 to consolidate the artistic activities of the St. Bonaventure University campus, while creating a regional outlet for culture and expression for Western New York.

Since that time, the programs offered by The Quick Center have grown, offering a rich cache of resources for academic instruction in the visual and performing arts.

The Quick Center offers a number of resources for the education and entertainment of its varied audiences. The center is comprised of the 321-seat Rigas Family Theater, the F. Donald Kenney Museum & Art Study Wing, art storage areas, and instructional spaces for the visual and performing arts. Included among these instructional areas are a MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) laboratory, instrumental and vocal rehearsal rooms, an art history/slide projection classroom, a practice room suite, and painting and drawing studios.

The Quick Center dedicated the F. Donald Kenney Museum and Art Study Wing on St. Patrick's Day 2000. With this opening came two new galleries, creating a total of four exhibit halls; a prints and drawings/study room and support spaces. Made possible through the generous contribution of the late F. Donald Kenney, a University trustee and arts patron, the new museum and study wing joins the center to create a first-rate facility for the education and entertainment of student and regional audiences. 

In September of 2003, the University's encyclopedic art collection was installed on an ongoing basis in the galleries of the Quick Center. These stunning and important works are now available for the University and regional communities to view each and every time they visit the Quick Center.

The Quick Center Museum is free of charge and open to the public.

Please stop in to see us if you're in the area.


Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:  12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Closed all major holidays.

Photo of the Regina A. Quick Center at St. Bonaventure University
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Cornelius Welch Drive
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
United States
Phone: 716-375-2494
42° 4' 48.3564" N, 78° 28' 58.422" W

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: Yes
  • Bus Parking: Unknown
  • Pets Allowed: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown
  • Internet Access: Unknown
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
  • Swimming:
  • Boat Launch or Dock:
  • Fishing Access:
  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

Please note

Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

Read more