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Three Videos About Buffalo’s Art Scene to be Screened on Nov. 1

Article Date: October 22 2013
Related Document: Media-Release---Buffalo-Art-Videos-Screening---10.22.13.pdf

Free public event to correspond with Allentown's First Fridays open galleries

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Oct. 22, 2013 - From emerging artists showing their work in independent galleries to new street art transforming the Allentown landscape to heavy hitters of modern and contemporary art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to the brilliant new "Front Yard" video projection installation on the exterior of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo's art scene continues to thrive and evolve.

Local filmmakers have been capturing this moment in Buffalo's rich artistic history and on Friday, Nov. 1, the public is invited for a free screening of three short films documenting art in Buffalo:

• "Streets of Art," a new film by Nate Peracciny, documents the launch of the Allen Street Street Art Collective, a public arts project in the Allentown District of Buffalo curated by businessman and historian Mark Goldman
• The debut of "ArtBFLO" by John Paget and Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN), which follows the paths of three Buffalo artists as they prepare to exhibit at galleries throughout Buffalo
• "Buffalo For Real: First Fridays in Allentown" by Paget and VBN, which takes the viewer gallery-hopping through one of Allentown's monthly First Fridays celebrations

The event, titled "City of Art: A Free Public Screening of Videos Celebrating Art in Buffalo," will begin at 6 p.m. at the Allendale Theatre (home to Theatre of Youth), located at 203 Allen St. in Buffalo. At approximately 7 p.m., following the screening of the films, attendees will pour onto Allen Street to visit the many shops, cafes and galleries that will be participating in that evening's Allentown First Fridays event. Then, at 7:30 p.m., guests will meet in front of the Allen Street Hardware Café to see the murals of Allen Street illuminated in a celebration of music, light and art.

This event is sponsored by Bison Electrical, the Allen Street Hardware Café, Theatre of Youth, Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Allen Street Street Art Collective and the Friends of the Buffalo Story.

Paget Films is an award-winning documentary film and video production company that is based in Buffalo. Learn more at

Nathan Peracciny is, at the core, a storyteller. Working in video, photography and media strategy, he combines his modern and compelling blend of technical expertise, emotional depth and artistic talent to present himself as a committed creative partner to his clients.

Visit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets our assets and attractions to visitors outside of the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community.