Big Orbit Gallery is a CEPA Gallery Project Space. Before merging with CEPA in 2014, the gallery opened in 1991 as an artist run arts center dedicated to transcultural, multidisciplinary explorations of contemporary art issues, with its primary focus being the promotion of the art and artists of western New York. Through programming that ranges from painting to performance art, architectural installations to live sound sculpture, Big Orbit extends the legacy of artistic innovation historically associated with Buffalo, thereby providing a basis for the creation of new boundary pushing work. The gallery encourages under-represented, emerging and established artists in the community through solo exhibition opportunities, and curated group exhibits promoting social awareness. By embracing many artistic disciplines, including visual arts, performance arts and media arts, Big Orbit assists in establishing a creative dialogue between artists and community while raising awareness of the arts developing in western New York.