Cressman Center, Hite art institute

The mission of the Cressman Center for Visual Arts is to educate, engage and excite the community through the visual arts. The Center will function as a space where practice and theory; artists and the public intersect.

The Cressman Center expands the department's studio art and exhibition programs and provides an educational focus for the visual arts within the urban center of the city. Located at the corner of First and Main Streets in the heart of the downtown arts district, the Cressman Center is home to the department's glass program, and provides the public with an opportunity to observe the daily operations of the glass studio. Covering 12,000 square feet, the facility features a hotshop and cold working studios, sculpture studios and shops, a seminar room. The Cressman Center also features the John B. and Bonnie Seidman Roth Gallery, Leonard and Adele Leight Gallery, and the Alice S. and Irvin F. Etscorn Gallery for ongoing exhibitions.