Our network

Public Spaces

Evolution | Revolution: Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Evolution | Revolution:  Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce a celebratory group exhibition in commemoration of its twentieth anniversary. A free public opening reception with live music, performance art, and refreshments will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 7-11 p.m.

The exhibition will feature new works by selected artists who have previously exhibited at the gallery or been in residence at Buffalo Arts Studio. An accompanying catalog will be produced, including color photographs, essays, and a timeline documenting past exhibitions, artists in residence, Board of Directors members, education programs, events, community outreach, and notable accomplishments at the center from its conception in 1991 to the present.

Featured artists include:

John Aäsp
Joanna Angie
Jozef Bajus
Michael Beitz
Dennis Bertram
Amanda Besl
Krista Birnbaum
Robert Booth
Marie-Claire Bozant
David Buck
Bob Budin
Kyle Butler

Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Protecting New York's Waters

Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Protecting New York's Waters

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will sign a new law to protect New York's waters and the Great Lakes by requiring a state permit for the withdrawal of large volumes of water from the state's rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater.

The new law is designed to foster responsible conservation practices and economic growth while protecting water bodies and wildlife habitats. The permitting process will ensure a continued water supply to existing municipal, agricultural and industrial users, and will help identify areas that could support new water-dependent businesses. Specifically, the law requires approval before operating or proposing a system with the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons or more per day of surface and groundwater.

"The preservation and protection of New York's water resources is vital to the state's residents, farmers and businesses," Governor Cuomo said.

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony to Perform Free Concert at the Naval Park

The Friends of Harmony male barbershop chorus will perform their third of four free summer concerts aboard the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo Naval Park at 7:30PM on Wednesday, August 17th.   The concert will feature the chorus and quartets singing Broadway show tunes, American classics and a patriotic tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces.   

Seating is available and weather won't be a problem as the entire event is held under a large canopy. 

For questions, contact Ed at 838-6903 or Dan at 741-3926.

A Lighthouse on Busti Avenue?

 A Lighthouse on Busti Avenue?
  •   Courier Express  November 17 1931
  •   Demolition of two old lighthouses which have outlived their usefulness has begun in Buffalo yesterday. One located at Niagara Street and Busti Avenue, is known as the Upper Range, and the other on the Bird Island Pier near the foot of Massachusetts Ave., is called the Lower Range.

Neighborhood Clean Up Today in the Clinton Bailey Neighborhood

Neighborhood Clean Up Today in the Clinton Bailey Neighborhood

Many groups came out today to show how much they care about the Clinton Bailey Community.

Fillmore District Common Council Member David Franczyk coordinated this clean up and the Matt Urban Center, AmeriCorps, CityCorps, and the Clinton Bailey Association participated. Clinton, Bushnell, Gilbert, Scoville, and Baitz Streets were targeted for mowing of vacant lots, tree trimming, debris removal, and weeding. We also handed out information to residents about available services.  

It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know our neighbors and beautify our neighborhood at the same time. This is part of a continuing program sponsored by Fillmore District Common Council Member David Franczyk and the Fillmore District Impact Team. Please join us for future cleanups at:

  • 8/19 South Division & Smith Street Playground
  • 8/26 Miller Street Garden

For volunteer information, please call: 851-9683

Enjoy Lunch on the Historical Society Portico, Food Trucks are HERE

Enjoy Lunch on the Historical Society Portico, Food Trucks are HERE

Thursday, August 11 you can enjoy, for the cost of only your lunch:

  • A free seat on the gorgeous portico, and views from said portico, etc.
  • Your choice of lunch, coffee and fresh baked goods from three of trucks now working to define a new food movement that is LITERALLY on the move: TRUCKS!

Trucks this week will include The Roaming Buffalo, R&R BBQ, and Rolling Joe’s Café

SO: Grab your kids, your co-workers; come early, have lunch, then hang around and finish off with coffee and dessert. Or start at 11:30, have coffee and a snack, then move into lunch around 1:30 or so…they’ll still be here!

WHAT: Lunch trucks at the Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court (corner of Elmwood and Nottingham Terrace, just north of the Scajaquada).

WHO: This week's trucks include The Roaming Buffalo, R&R BBQ and Rolling Joe's Cafe.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

11 Days of Art Under the Radar

1200 performances!
52 venues
50 visual artists
190 musical acts
24 films/videos
90 performance projects including:
20 dances troupes/performers
35 theater groups/performers
27 poetry/ spoken word


The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an 11 day celebration of art of all kinds. It takes place in over 50 venues centered in Allentown and spans across the whole city of Buffalo. 

Artists perform in the usual venues and take over the streets of Allentown and the Elmwood Village.


There are 1200 performances and events scheduled in dance, theater, music, poetry, film, and visual installations.

In its 7th year, Infringement has grown tremendously from under 50 proposals in 2005, to 350 this year. Just about every artist in Buffalo takes part in the festival somehow and this year has 30 out- of - town acts coming to perform.