Arts and Culture

For great arts and culture content and discussion

both on-air and online, start here. Arts and cultural programming on WXXI TV and Radio as well as online discussion and special events hosted by WXXI are featured below. Read more

Featured Programming

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
WXXI captures the fascinating story of the local garment industry and the people who contributed to it in Tailor Made: The Story of Rochester’s Garment Industry
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00pm
WXXI captures the fascinating story of the local garment industry and the people who contributed to it in Tailor Made: The Story of Rochester’s Garment Industry
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00pm
Join us in watching the U.K.’s beloved and highly popular The Great British Baking Show. Renowned British bakers Mary Berry, the U.K.’s “doyenne of baking” and a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, one of the country’s top artisan bakers, serve as the series’ judges. The Great British Baking Show airs Friday, July 1, 2016 at 9pm on WXXI-TV. 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:00pm
A celebration of selected spots with some of our finest baked goods!
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 5:30pm
Calling all Rochester youth to participate in this collaborative, juried media competition.

Arts and Culture

On-Demand
Craft in America: SERVICE episode Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. (Aired Nov. 2014) Watch On-Demand:

Recently Aired

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Written and directed by acclaimed writer Stephen Poliakoff, Dancing on the Edge is a 1930’s period drama detailing the rise of the Louis Lester Band – a black jazz band in London led by Louis Lester, played by BAFTA Award-Winner Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 3:30pm
WXXI and the City of Rochester present a half-hour special that highlights the history of the spoken word in African-American culture and how it influenced jazz.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 9:00pm
Explore Greek history with archaeologists and historians, actors and athletes, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of the Greeks’ journey across time.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Host Julia Figueras welcomes faculty members of the MostArts Festival at Alfred University to the WXXI studios
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 9:00pm
WXXI gets you ready for this year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival by presenting an encore broadcast of four of last year's musical performances.
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