Looking to learn a new skill in an inspiring and welcoming space? The Rochester Brainery, a community classroom space in the city’s Neighborhood of the Arts, aims to bring diverse groups of people together around a common interest in an open, bright environment.
Since opening in 2013, the Brainery has played host to over 40 classes a month on topics ranging from dance, painting and crafts to cocktail making, spirituality and business. Local artists, chefs, authors and other experts teach single-session classes that typically cost $30 or less.
Rochester Brainery moved to its current location on Anderson Avenue two years ago, expanding from a classroom space in Village Gate. In designing the space, owned by Stern Properties, Rochester Brainery’s team utilized local design firms Staach and Lives Styled to create a comfortable and unique atmosphere for learning. The light, open design takes advantage of the building’s high ceilings and large windows. Plants around the space help to make classrooms feel fun and inviting.
The Brainery’s space is available for rent to hold meetings for social and business groups, presentations, workshops, parties and celebrations. In addition, the Brainery hosts a bazaar each month that showcases the work of local makers and artisans.