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11
Jul
Griffis Sculpture Park - photo from Griffis on Flickr by Linden Tea

Slyboots Music & Art Summer Camp to Return to Griffis Sculpture Park

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By Griffin Brady

Summer has arrived.  Time to soak up some sun, reunite with old friends, meet new people and enjoy the many blessings the season has to offer.  Just a short drive from the City of Good Neighbors you will find one of my all-time favorite summer spots – the Griffis Sculpture Park.  From my first visit to the 200+ acre park, I simply fell in love.  Laden with brilliant sculptures of all shapes and sizes, the stunning landscape of hills and ponds comes alive with thousands of visitors each year to come and explore, hike, picnic and become inspired. Read moreRead more

30
Jun
One of a dozen works from Starlight artists available for auction at Grapes & Hops

Starlight Studio to Host Second Annual Grapes & Hops in the Gallery

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By Parrish Gibbons, Director of Community Relations, The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY & Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

Starlight Studio and Art Gallery is once again bringing together Buffalo’s local favorites for their 2nd Annual Grapes and Hops in the Gallery on Thursday, July 17th, from 6-9pm. Located at the art program of the Learning Disabilities Association of WNY (LDA of WNY) at 340 Delaware Ave. in downtown Buffalo, Grapes and Hops in the Gallery showcases local beer, wine, food, music, and of course, art!

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24
Jun
The scene at City of Night 2013 from atop the Marine A silos, by Franco Ardito, WGRZ-TV

Volunteer Call for City of Night at Silo City

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By Seamus Gallivan

Among the approximately 16,000 attendees over the first two annual installments of City of Night Buffalo, surely there are a few more who’ve thought, “I’d like to get involved here” – we’re looking for a few good hands who’d like to volunteer for a few fun hours of pouring drinks and parking bikes when the event returns to Silo City this Saturday, June 28th (100 Childs St, 4pm-1am, free/suggested donation, VIP preview party Friday night).  Read moreRead more

3
Jun
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Allentown First Fridays Adds 2nd Annual Artisan Craft Fair

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By Parrish Gibbons, Director of Community Relations, The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY & Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

The Greater Allentown Gallery Association (GAGA) hosts the First Fridays Allentown Gallery Walk every first Friday of the month, and this month we’re bringing some of that artwork to the streets! On Friday, June 6th, from 6-9PM, Allen St. will be closed from Franklin St. to Virginia Pl. to accommodate our 2nd Annual Artisan Craft Fair. Over a dozen local artisans will line Allen St. with a variety of handmade works including pottery, jewelry, stationary and more! (Full list of vendors below) Read moreRead more

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30
May
Big Brother Andy and his Little Brother deciding where to put their drawing on Fotini Galanes' community art project

Unique Events with BBBSEC Make for Fulfilled Mentors

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By Kerry Alsheimer, Community Relations Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC)

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Late this past April, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) collaborated with Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) to host an event that not only educated the Buffalo community about each organization’s mentoring programs, but also provided a few different arts participation opportunities to the children being mentored in each program. Read moreRead more

8
Apr
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Comedians with Disabilities Act at Hallwalls Bringing Laughs to Benefit LDA

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By Parrish Gibbons, Director of Community Relations, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

The Comedians with Disabilities Act (CDA), a comedy troupe made up all disabled comics, who after their first sold-out show got booked in such famed venues as San Francisco’s Punch Line and the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, are in Buffalo Friday night, April 11th, for a one-time performance.

“Lots of able-bodied comedians out there tell blind or wheelchair jokes and get the audience to laugh AT people with disabilities,” said Michael O’Connell, the group’s wheelchair representative and founder of the troupe. “But wouldn’t it be more fun for the crowd, we thought, to be invited to laugh WITH people with disabilities instead? Read moreRead more

8
Apr
City of Night 2014 banner

City of Night Calls for Submissions from Visual and Performing Artists – VIDEOS

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By Seamus Gallivan

Calling all visual and performing artists – CITY of NIGHT Buffalo is seeking submissions for its third annual spectacle of creative place-making on Saturday, June 28th, 2014, at Silo City, a once-forgotten collection of warehouses and grain elevators on the revitalized Buffalo River. Read moreRead more

20
Feb
Reel party poster

“REEL: A Queer Film Party” to Set Sail at Hallwalls

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By Frits Abell and Paul Morgan

REEL: a queer film party is a new initiative for the LGBT community, and anyone who likes film and fun.

The bi-monthly event – which is meant to be an alternative to the bar scene – kicks off on Friday, February 21st, at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (341 Delaware Ave, downtown, 8pm).  While the evening is centered on a film of interest to the community, other programming features Read moreRead more

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