News & Updates

2019 Annual Campaign

The Board of Directors and Program Staff of Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. are excited to announce the organizations 2nd Annual Campaign event. 

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit (501c3) creative youth development program that provides unique music and arts instruction, experiences and performance opportunities. Located in the Lynn Building in downtown Jamestown, Infinity provides 14,100 square feet of learning space for our students.

• Each year we work with more than 1,600 students from more than 30 different regional schools!
• Infinity’s program year runs from October 1- August 31 annually.
• Private and group music, art, dance, theater, and literature lessons are offered.
• Students have the opportunity to perform in bands, showcase their musical and artistic talents, and learn skills such as recording, running live sound, organizing art shows, and more!
• Spring and summer day camps are available and we are active in nearly 20 additional off-site programs, in-school residency programs, and collaborative programs with community partners.
• More than $40,000 in need-based scholarships are provided to approximately 30% of our private lesson students. By removing finances as a barrier, Infinity becomes an equalizer for all students.
• Infinity students participate in more than 50 performance events annually.
• 13,910 individual private lessons and 1,830 group lessons were experienced by Infinity students last year!

Infinity’s Annual Campaign is February 15 – March 31, 2019

We invite you to join our efforts as we continue to grow and develop a safe, empowering program for young people to thrive as they express their creativity, build skills, and connect with creative peers and adult mentors.

Thank you in advance for supporting the power of arts education
and our community’s young people!

Spring Into Music and Arts Camp

The Infinity Center will host a four-day ‘Spring Into Music and Arts’ day camp from Tuesday, February 19 to Friday, February 22. Students will experience a variety of art, music, and theater activities! Make cool art, script and film a movie, join a band, and explore instruments, all in four, fun-filled days! 9am-4pm daily. Students ages 6-12 welcome!

For more information, please contact the Infinity Center at 664.0991 or find a registration form ONLINE HERE.

Infinity CLOSED

Due to predicted weather conditions Infinity has made the decision to CLOSE on Wednesday, Jan 30 AND Thursday, Jan 31.

All private lessons missed due to closure will be made up. Instructors will be contacting individual students to discuss schedule options.

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your instructor(s) or contact the Infinity Center and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 716-664-0991,

Stay safe and warm!

New Student Orientation


Join us at the Infinity Center for a new student orientation on Thursday, January 17.

Sessions last approximately 30 minutes each, and include an informational video, tour of the facility, and an opportunity to sign up for lessons and classes in the following month.

Call today for available times and to reserve your spot!

Holiday Performances

Infinity students will be participating in two Holiday performances that are free, family friendly and open to the public! Support up and coming area artists by stopping in for a show!

Holiday Recital ft. Infinity private lesson students 
Thursday, December 20 @ 6:00pm
Infinity Arts Cafe

Holiday and Alumni Performance Event ft. Infinity ensembles, alumni, and instructors
Friday, December 21 @ 7:00pm
Infinity Arts Café

Infinity’s 5th Annual Art Market and Auction


Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is inviting local artists to participate in the 5th Annual Infinity Art Market and Auction.

Infinity’s Art Market and Auction is an annual event that supports area artists, by giving them a market to showcase and sell their arts, all while raising funds to support youth music and arts instruction at the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center. The fundraiser, which is held at the Infinity Arts Café, will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Infinity’s Art Market and Auction features an art market filled with locally crafted items to help showcase local artists, followed by an auction of locally crafted pieces to raise funds for programming at the Infinity Center! More than 20 artists participate each year, and the event continues to grow!

Online registration for interested artists can be found at:

Area artists who wish to participate in the art market should complete their registration forms before January 15, 2018.

For more information, call the Infinity Center at 716-664-0991 or contact Mariah Melendy by emailing:

For information about sponsoring this year’s event, please contact Ashley Ordines at 716-664-0991 or

Two Weeks Away! #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, and we asking if YOU can help make a difference?!

Infinity celebrates their 20th Anniversary this year, and is asking for your help in raising $100 for each year of service to the Chautauqua region! DONATE HERE

Infinity empowers youth and helps young people overcome risk factors through arts education, instructor mentorship, and marketable skills development. Through private lessons, group classes, ensembles, performance and talent showcasing opportunities, and marketable skills training experiences, Infinity provides a safe place for young people to grow, learn, and lead. Learning focus is within five pillars of the arts: music, art, dance, theater, and literature, and focuses on positive character building, creating growth, and strong mentorship bonds between students and instructors who care about their future.

Infinity programming reaches over 1,200 students annually through onsite an offsite programs and experiences. Over $42,000 was raised and awarded to students qualifying for financial assistance in our 2017-2018 program year, and additional opportunities were provided free of charge through contacted programs throughout the county. Infinity continues to see enrollment grow each year, and supporters like you help make this growth possible.

Your tax-deductible donation remains here in the Chautauqua region, and makes a significant impact in the lives of our young people. Together we make a difference!
THANK YOU for any and all help.
A copy of the organization’s annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the organization or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271